Avis Elizabeth (Ensminger) Freeman

Born: Sun., May 9, 1920
Died: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 06, 2020
Location: Hart Funeral Home Inc

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Feb. 07, 2020
Location: Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church

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Avis Elizabeth Ensminger Freeman, 99, of Murrysville, Pa. died peacefully at home on January 29, 2020 surrounded by her three children.  She was born May 9, 1920 in Hershey Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Daniel L. and Lottie Conrad Ensminger.  One of her first jobs was working as a tour guide in the Hershey Chocolate Factory.  She graduated from Hershey High School and Juniata College where she earned a degree in Home Economics.  Her primary focus was always family.  She loved being a wife, mother and grandmother.  She was an avid reader, who was involved in many book clubs.  In later years she enjoyed traveling with her husband.  Her faith was very important.  She was a founding member of Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church in Monroeville where she sang in the choir.  Avis also served in various other church ministries throughout her life.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James H. Freeman.  She is survived by three children: Elizabeth A. (Mark) Frasure of Stow, OH; John H. Freeman of Streator, IL; and Kathryn A. (Edward) Davis of Dillsburg, Pa.  She is also survived by seven grandchildren; Brian (Sarah) Frasure, Heidi (Alex) Kosiorek, Gregory (Daphne) Frasure, David Frasure, Joshua Freeman, Katherine (Merritt) Draney, Julia (Michael) Blackburn and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Elsie Curry Lewis.  Visitation Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hart Funeral Home Inc., Murrysville.  A funeral service will be held at Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church in Monroeville, Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.  Everyone please meet at church.  Interment will follow in Ligonier Cemetery.  If desired, memorial contributions may be made to either Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church of Monroeville, 398 Hochberg Rd, Monroeville, Pa 15146, Redstone Highlands (Benevolent Fund), 4951 Cline Hollow Rd, Murrysville, Pa 15668 or to Redstone @ Home Hospice, 6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, Pa 15601.  www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com

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Liz Shermeto
   Posted Mon February 03, 2020
I am so sorry for the loss of this great person. I visited with Avis once a week for the last 3 1/2 years as a volunteer at Redstone Highlands. Her smile always brightened my day. I loved to hear her stories about her job at Hersey and the many places she travelled to. I will truly miss my dear sweet Avis and her memory will always be in my heart.

Liz Shermeto

James Frasure
   Posted Wed February 05, 2020

SWEET AND WARM REMEMBRANCE TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Jim and Joyce Frasure and children.

May warm memories and comfort envelop you during this time. Jim and Joyce, Michael and Louise, Kathy and Max, Cindy and Tom, Beth and Rob Families

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