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Florence ImoJean (Flowers) Freeman of Ada passed from this life to her eternal life Dec. 25, 2016, with family at her side. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery in Stonewall. Jimmie Freeman will officiate. At Jean's request, her son-in-law, Lee Glaze, will sing and play Beulah Land.
Pallbearers will be her great-grandsons, Will Cantrell, Jake Cantrell and Adryun Hodge, as well as family members Aaron Cantrell, Casey Gentry and Bobby Magar.
Jean was born April 9, 1930, in Sasakwa to Luther Hodges and Earl (Jones) Hodges. She married Johnnie M. Flowers Dec. 20, 1945. To this union, three children were born. Johnnie went to be with the Lord Jan. 13, 1983. She later married Charles (Sonny) Freeman in 1985. She lived in Nowata, then Holdenville before moving back to Ada.
Jean accepted the Lord at Ahloso Baptist Church in 1962, along with her husband Johnnie, son Mike and nephew Jimmy Magar, who she loved and had so much fun with.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Earl Hodges; her husband, Johnnie Flowers; and her sister, Louise Hensley.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Freeman of Ada; her son, Mike Flowers of Ada; her daughter-in-law, Debbie, who cared for her as she would have her own mother; two daughters, Gloria Jackson (Ken) of Tryon and Ellen Glaze (Lee) of Drexel, Missouri; a stepdaughter, Teresa Jackson (Jimmy) of Nowata; two stepsons, John D. Flowers (Mary) of Stratford and Kenneth Freeman (Karen) of Nowata; a brother, Monroe Hodges (Dusty) of Ada; a sister, Joyce Brown of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Michael Morgan, Jamie Newton, Carrie Hodges and Candice Cantrell; nine great-grandchildren; several step-grand- and great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and very special friends, Curtis and Ann Ross.
Jean was known for her love and care for anyone needing a place to stay or a meal to eat. She was a very good cook and could make a meal when it appeared there was nothing to make a meal from. Jean loved music, whether it was listening or dancing. She loved God first and foremost. Jean was fun-loving, loved people and was a prayer warrior. She was a thoughtful and considerate, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Jean was a home provider in the Ada area, an Avon lady in the Fittstown area and a cook at Ahloso School.
Some special angels prayed and helped comfort Jean during her last days. These people were her children and their spouses, as well as Jimmie Gentry, Casey and Deidre Gentry and hospice caregivers Neidre and Crystal.
Jean will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Published on December 27, 2016
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