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DeeAnn Sheldon 1943-2014

DeeAnn Jeanette Sheldon, 71, Holton, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.

She was born April 18, 1943, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Herb and Marguerite Mendenhall Frei­denberger. She graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1961 and earned her bachelor of science degree in home economics at Em­poria State University.

Mrs. Sheldon was a home eco­nomics teacher at Jackson Heights High School, owner and operator of the Fabric Nook, reporter for The Holton Recorder and a court serv­ices officer for the Second Judicial District until retirement. In retire­ment she was a Silpada Jewelry sales representative.

She was a member of Evangel United Methodist Church, where she was an organist for several years. She also was a member of Chapter P, PEO Sisterhood, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Beck-Bookman Library Board and Holton Business Women, and a member of Holton Chamber of Commerce.

She married Jack Sheldon on Aug. 17, 1963, in Hutchinson. He survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Tami Coe and husband Michael, Logan, Utah; two sons, Stephen Sheldon and wife Lana, Holton, and Jarrod Sheldon and wife Leah, Wamego; two sisters, Suzanne Paschall, Saskatoon, Sas­katchewan, Canada, and Melinda Cook and husband Tom, Overland Park; a brother, Ron Freidenberger and wife Sheila, Rogers, Ark.; and 10 grandchildren, Heidi, James, Casey and Andrew Coe, Sonora, Walker and Cooper Sheldon and Ellie, Maddie and Dane Sheldon. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Danny.      

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Evangel United Methodist Church, Holton, with burial to follow in Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the PEO Scholarship Fund or Beck-Bookman Library, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.


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