Born 2-24-1918 -- Died 2-11-2008
Frieda Lourine Sisco was born Feb. 24, 1918, in Kansas City, Mo., the eldest child of George Palmer and Lourine Fuqua Palmer and died Feb. 11, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 89.
She was united in marriage in Kansas City, Mo., to William I. Sisco in ?November of 1943. They later divorced in 1946 and he preceded her in death in the 1960s.
Frieda worked at a defense factory during World War II in Kansas City, Mo. At the end of the war, she settled on a little farm in Oregon County. She worked at a garment factory, farmed and took part in numerous organizations including, Couch PTA, 4-H Club leader, OWLS-AIM Club; Ladies International Garment Workers Union, AARP and in 1993, helped start the Ozark Volunteers.
She was a Christian and a member of the Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church near Thayer.
She is survived by: one daughter, Sharon Loyd and husband, Tommy of Thayer; one granddaughter Dorothy Suhr and husband, Scott of Grain Valley, Mo.; two grandsons, Tommy Loyd Jr., of Thayer and James W. Loyd and wife, Wendy, serving with the United States Army in Kuwait; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Palmer and wife, Etta of Richmond, Texas; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; one brother, George R. Palmer; two sisters, Ruth Maxine Palmer and Gail Rouse; and one nephew, David Rouse.
Funeral services were held Feb. 15 in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. David Honeycutt and Rev. Chris Reeves officiating. Burial followed in the Arytown Cemetery near Thayer with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo.