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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.