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Freeda Nealis


Freeda L. Axley Nealis, 91, LaGrange, formerly of Howe, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

    She was born April 17, 1921, in Marion, Ind., to William L. and Goldie Ann (Friermood) Key.

    She owned and operated the Goodwill Restaurant in Howe from 1957-1977 and was a member of the Lima Presbyterian Church in Howe.

    She was married November 20, 1937, in Van Buren, Ind., to William F. Axley. He preceded her in death on September 19, 1999. She was married May 15, 2001 to Guy H. Nealis.  He preceded her in death on October 26, 2011. 

      Surviving are one son, William “Bud” and Kristi Axley, Carmel, Ind.; one daughter, Lora Axley, LaGrange; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

    She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ann (Axley) Vanderbeck. 

    Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange. 

    Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange.

    Memorials may be directed to the LaGrange Clothes and Food Basket. 

    Online condolences may be sent to Carneyfrost@earthlink. net.

    Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.