1800 St. George Rd., Evansville

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Pauline Freeman

October 22, 1931 - July 10, 2020

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Pauline Freeman, 88, passed away on July 10, 2020. She was born on October 22, 1931 to George and Velma Davenport in Phoeba, Mississippi.  The family moved to Crofton, Kentucky, and later to Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She graduated high school in 1951 from Sinking Fork High School in Hopkinsville, attending cosmetology school in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Polly operated Polly’s Beauty Shop for over 40 years.  She enjoyed quilting and sewing, and was also an avid reader. She would never go anywhere without a book. Her favorite reads were romance and historical fictions. One of Polly’s most proud accomplishments was volunteering her time helping adults learn to read with an adult literacy program through Ivy Tech.  Above all else, she loved spending time with her family and friends. Polly was a member of the Hairdressers Guild and spent many Wednesdays at Salem United Methodist Church quilting with friends.  She was also proud to quilt in the Pioneer exhibit for several summers at the Indiana State Fair.

Polly is survived by her children, Jeanette Freeman, Kerry Blondin, both of Evansville, and Roger Freeman (Cherish Piche) of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; grandchildren Kayla Blondin, Anthony “Tony” Blondin, and Caroline Freeman; her sisters Carolyn (Albert Lee) Wilson of Frankfort, Kentucky, and Peggy Davenport of New Douglas, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.  Polly was the third youngest of eleven children.

Polly’s husband of 62 years, Kenneth, preceded her in death by four days on July 6, 2020.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings Barbara Davenport, Mildred Davenport, Margaret Floyd, Joan Strallow, George Davenport Jr., William Davenport, Hugh “Babe” Davenport, and Jeff Davenport.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon on Friday, July 17th at Sunset Funeral Home with burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park.  Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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