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Josephine Elizabeth Freese

February 9, 1935 December 26, 2018
Josephine Elizabeth Freese
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Obituary for Josephine Elizabeth Freese

Josephine Elizabeth Freese, 83, of Oxford passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at her home.

She was the wife of G. William Freese with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.

Born in Mt. Union, PA she was the daughter of the late William and Flora Gifford Shields.

Josephine graduated from Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia as a registered nurse. She was formerly employed as a registered nurse in Florida, California and Jennersville Hospital Tower Health, West Grove.

She was a member of the Oxford Church of the Nazarene for 70 years. She taught Sunday School and sang for the Church. She was also a former member of the Business Professional Women, Oxford.

Josephine enjoyed traveling and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her husband; four siblings, Alma Shields Reynolds (The late J. Curtis Reynolds) of Oxford, William H. Shields, Jr. (Judy Shields) of Newark, DE, Dan E. Shields (Michelle Corbin Shields) of Aurora, CO and Flora Shields Herr (Joseph McBride) of Kirkwood; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday, Dec. 31 at the Oxford Church of the Nazarene, 116 E. Locust St., Oxford, PA 19363, where friends and family may visit from 9:30-11 am.

Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Oxford Church of the Nazarene.

Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford PA.

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11:00 AM 12/31/2018 11:00:00 AM
Oxford Church of the Nazarene

116 E. Locust Street
Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363

Oxford Church of the Nazarene
116 E. Locust Street Oxford 19363 Pennsylvania
United States

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Oxford Cemetery Final Resting Place

220 North Third Street
Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363

220 North Third Street Oxford 19363 Pennsylvania
United States

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Oxford Church of the Nazarene

116 E. Locust Street
Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363

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