Rogers, AR resident, and former Fall River, KS resident Judi Freihoff died Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville. She was 73 years of age.
Judith Ann “Judi” Thompson was born August 8, 1946 in Fort Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Neal G. and Eva L. (Dawson) Thompson. She grew up in El Dorado, KS and graduated with high school class of 1964.
She was working for Beechcraft/Raytheon when she met William “Bill” Freihoff. On May 10, 1990, they were united in marriage in Wichita, KS.
She was a seamstress extraordinaire. She loved cooking and finding new recipes on Facebook. She enjoyed going to craft shows and was an avid sports fan. Her favorite teams were the Wichita Thunder, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, The St. Louis Blues, and the Kansas City Chiefs. Memorable for the family were the classic fishing trips. She enjoyed every day spent with her grandchildren, and later in life she enjoyed quilting and making quilts as evident by all those seen in her home.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her infant son Joey Parks.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Bill, her children Danny Parks and his wife Julie, Terry Parks, Joey Parks, Michelle Herrman and her husband John, Michelle Freihoff, Cline Freihoff and his wife Rachel, and Kimberly Evans and her husband Paul. She is also survived by her sister Barbara Mitchell and her husband Stephen. 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren survive with one great-grandchild on the way.
There will be a visitation period with the family at Carlson Funeral Home in El Dorado on Wednesday, February 12 from Noon until 1:30 followed by a graveside service at Walnut Valley Cemetery in El Dorado at 2:00 P.M. Following graveside service there will be a luncheon at the El Dorado VFW from 3-6pm.
Judi’s family suggest any memorials be made in her name to the American Heart Association or to the Diabetes Foundation.
Friends may share condolences online with the family at www.carlsoncolonial.com
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