• Mildred Jean Freeman

    16 Sep 2017

  • Sedan – Mildred J. (Potter) Freeman, 90, of Sedan, Kansas, died Saturday, September 16th, 2017 in Augusta, Kansas. She was born August 21, 1927 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, to James Leon and Lettie Pearl (Johnson) Potter. As a young child she lived on a farm in Oklahoma and attended school in Boulanger, Oklahoma, and then they moved to Chautauqua, Kansas, where Mildred would attend school.

    On March 23, 1946 Mildred was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) E. Freeman at her parent’s home in Chautauqua. Bob and Mildred were married for 55

     years before he passed in 2001, following a lengthy illness. Bob and Mildred lived in rural Chautauqua, where she worked in the school lunchroom, then later she worked at the Sedan Floral, and Ackarman Hardware and Bob worked for Sinclair Oil. They raised four children, Mark, Roger, Cindy, and Cheryl.

    In 1957, Bob and Mildred bought a ski boat and many weekend days were spent with their friends and children’s friends skiing on Hulah Lake. In 1970, when they moved to Sedan in they took up a different hobby, golfing. Together they took numerous trips to golf courses in different parts of the United States with their friends.

    In 1971, they started Freeman Oil Company, which they owned from 1970 to 1997. It was during this exciting time of their life that they were able to enjoy going to Royals baseball games and took several bus tours to other cities for the KC Royals baseball games.

    In 1984, Bob became a member of the B-29 / B-24 Squadron of the Confederate Air Force (CAF). Mildred joined the Confederate Air Force herself when Bob took on the job of tour director in 1989. She must have thought for sure that he needed her excellent organizational skills to help keep things running smoothly, because in total, Bob and Mildred were tour directors six years. From April to October they traveled to airports for static displays and air shows. During the winter months, they scheduled air shows and helped find the funds needed to obtain fuel for FIFI.

    The Freeman’s were also very much involved with getting the Sedan Community Building started along with help from many other people in the community.

    Mildred was preceded in death by one daughter, Cheryl Bolack, her husband, Robert E. Freeman her parents, two brothers, and two sisters.

    Mildred is survived by three of her four children, Mark Freeman and wife Penelope of Maize, Ks., Roger Freeman and  wife Ruth of Sedan, Ks., and Cindy Sharp and husband Robert of Severy, Ks. Her brother Johnny Lee Potter of Houston, Texas., Her brother Larry Allan Potter and wife Mary Lou of Cushing, Ok.; one sister-in-law, Elouise Potter of Kansas City,  10 grandchildren, 18 greats, and 4 great greats and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

    Family and Friends may call on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Dickens Family Funeral Home in Sedan

    Church services will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sedan with Pastor Cathy Cole and Pastor Jack Dickson officiating.  Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chautauqua, Kansas.

    The family has suggested memorials to the Sedan Community Building or the United Methodist Church and those remembrances may be left in care of the Dickens Family Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.




    My husband Jim and I enjoyed many a wonderful evening with Mildred. Our supper club was ever lucky to have her marvelous rolls and pies. She was a lovely woman who always gave you a moment when you saw her on the street, at McCanns, or supper club. RIP Mildred.


    Prayers and love for the family,Mildred was a loving caring lady,friend to many,made great pies and noddles,she is where love and life last for ever and ever


    This great lady will be missed. May the Lord wrap His arms of comfort around the family.


    Prayers for the children.


    Loved Mildred. Thinking of all of you.


    I'm so sorry to hear this. Mildred was a wonderful lady. I will always remember going to the country club with Grammy and Grandpa Bob to have Mildreds prime rib


    Mildred was one of a kind. Excellen cook, hard working, organized and loved to have fun. I still see her at Hulah on the dock around the corner from ours OR in her kitchen in their Chautuaqua home making something delicious. I can still taste her pecan pie in my mind. Rest in peace dear friend!


    Mildred was a gracious lady. I have many fond memories of her and the family at Hulah Lake and her very delicious pecan pie.