Freda Sue Martin, age 91, of Joplin, formerly of Peoria, Illinois, breathed her last on Thursday, June 9, 2022. She was recently preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Wilfred Martin. Also preceding were two children, Stanley Holt and Cheryl Holt and one grandchild.
She is survived by her children, Don Holt (wife Joan), Barbara Holt Arnold (husband Thomas “Max” Arnold), David Holt (wife Charlotte) all of Athens, Alabama, and Delila Holt Biggers (husband Rocky Biggers) of Joplin. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, numerous great- grandchildren and great-great -grandchildren.
Freda was born April 19, 1931 in Tuscumbia, Alabama and lived much of her early life in the Limestone County Alabama area before residing in Peoria for about 47 years, then moved to Joplin to be near family due to failing health.
She had long been estranged from her children, but had recently reconciled with some of them before passing. She passed having made her peace with family and they with her. For them she will be missed. God blessed all.
A family memorial service will be held on Friday, June 17.
Arrangements are made by Midland Cremation Society of Joplin, MO.
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