Josephine (Jo) Freeman Obituary

Josephine (Jo) Hoyt Freeman
Josephine (Jo) Hoyt Freeman
Josephine (Jo) Hoyt Freeman

October 30, 2010
Born in Corning, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Jo Hoyt Freeman died at approximately 7:05 PM Saturday, October 30, 2010, at the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center in the Memory Care Unit where she was a resident.

Jo, along with her siblings, Edward and Jeanette, grew up under the tutelage of their parents, Blanche and Ned Hoyt, on their farm located approximately seven miles west of Corning, in Adams County, Iowa.
Jo was a very good student, graduated from Corning High School, attended Simpson College, located in Indianola, Iowa, for a period of time, before transferring to the University of Nebraska, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she graduated, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education. Later at Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa, the Graduate Division conferred upon Jo the Degree of Master of Science in Education.

Jo taught English, Latin and French at Warren Harding Junior High School in Des Moines. Jo was a very stimulating, conscientious teacher, who assiduously followed her detailed lesson plans.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents Blanche Willett Hoyt and Edward (Ned) Hoyt and her brother Edward Hoyt; she is survived by her husband Claude Freeman, her son Hugh Hoyt Hobson, daughter Susan Jane Murrow (John), five grand children, six great grand children, and by her sister Jeanette Zeisman (Bob).

Memorial service will be on Saturday, November 6, 2010, commencing at 11 AM, at St. Paul's Cathedral Church located at 9th and High Streets in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Parking at metered sites on street or at parking garage located at 9th and Grand.
It was reported in the Iowa CareGivers Association Newsletter, THE HUB, June 2008 Special Edition: Dementia Care, in substance, direct care workers, "You told us that you need and want more education and training on how to provide care and support to those with dementia and their families".

Memorials may be made to the JO HOYT FREEMAN EDUCATION FUND, 3524 Grand Avenue Unit 708 Des Moines, Iowa 50312, which is established for the specific purpose to provide better, advanced educational opportunities for direct care workers et al, including education, training, and learning effective, receptive communication and hands-on skills to which Alzheimer's diseased residents will be more responsive to.

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Cathedral Church of St. Paul
815 High Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Saturday, November 6, 2010
11:00 AM