Freda Pearl (Quine) Fleck – The Highland County Press

Freda Pearl (Quine) Fleck passed away on Friday October 15, 2021 at the age of 96 years, 7 months and 29 days. She had suffered from crippling rheumatoid arthritis for over 40 years.

She was born on February 16, 1925 in Washita County, Oklahoma, the daughter of William Alanzo and Ruby Mae (Nix) Quine.

On July 18, 1943, she was married to Raymond Fleck in Thomas County, Kan.

She was an extremely loving and devoted mother. In addition to her home, she was a dedicated Christian and very active in her church, teaching Sunday School, Summer Bible School, singing a duet with her husband, staging Christmas plays for young people. and whatever needed to be done. She was known for her remarkable Sunday school lessons in flannel graphics.

She was also an active 4-H volunteer in Kiowa County, Oklahoma for over six years, establishing the Hobart Teenage 4-H Club. Using his creativity, his club has often won first place honors in “Share the Fun” contests, speech and demo contests and county-wide showcases. The club has been recognized nationally for its outstanding community safety awareness program. Many of his club members received college scholarships because of their 4-H project work.

Freda and Ray lived north of Cordell until 1949 when they rented a farm in Kiowa County, Okla. They lived in Guild Place until 1954 when they rented Salisbury Square, which they eventually bought. She worked at the Ben Franklin Variety Store in Hobart, then for the TG & Y. Company as a floor supervisor of half the store. After her husband’s death, she moved to Cordell, Oklahoma, where she lived until 2009.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty (Dwight) Crum of Sinking Spring, with whom she has made her home since September 2009; one brother, Paul Quine of Oklahoma City; and very special friends, Cindy (Scott) Fronnyberg and LeAnn and Bobby Blackburn from Cordell, Okla. She is also survived by Brian and Becki Crum, Ty and Grant; Mallori (Crum) Johanson, husband Jason, Mali and Mataley; Denise (Crum) Dick, husband Darren, Caroline and Andrew; a host of nieces, nephews and friends; and five very special friends who helped care for her through her last difficult years, April Doss, Kassi Brunswick, Darlene Helterbrand, Sandy Crum and Donna Smith.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband on December 16, 1991; two brothers; and four sisters.

The funeral will be on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Sinking Spring Community Church at 11 a.m. Pastor Greg Seaman will officiate. Visits will take place until the time of service beginning at 10 a.m. Graveside services and interment will be held at Union Hatchett Cemetery, Bessie, Washita County, Oklahoma.

Wylie-Thompson Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

The family requests that any tribute to his memory be paid to Sinking Spring Community Church or the Clinton First Church of God Scholarship Fund, Clinton, Okla.

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