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Freda Louise (Martin) Royce

1938 - 2021

Rising Sun


Freda Louise Royce, 82, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away on Thursday, April 15th, 2021. Freda was born in Carroll County, VA on May 22, 1938, a daughter of the late Lila Jane (Weddle) Martin and Aubrey Goodwin Martin. She graduated from High School in Logan, WV. Freda loved the Lord Jesus Christ and was a member of the East Cooper Baptist Church in South Carolina. She liked daily Bible studies with Les Feldick. She enjoyed adventures which was shown in the many travels throughout the USA that she made with family and friends. Freda worked at several jobs over the years, including the Rising Sun State Bank and Aurora Casket Company. Her hobbies included puzzles and politics. Freda lived in numerous states and was grateful for her Rising Sun Community and The United States of America's freedoms. She is survived by her twin daughters: Patricia Renee (Robert) Hamilton of Rising Sun, IN and Pamela Jane (Neil) Carter of Antioch, IL and her sister: Ila Mae Osborne of Fountaintown, IN: and 4 grandchildren; Ben Hamilton  of Houston, TX, Audrey (Tim) Vojtech of Antioch, IL, Aaron Carter of Antioch, IL and Adam Carter of Milwaukee, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ben Royce, who was the love of her life. Memorials may be given to the Ohio County EMS or to the Rising Sun United Methodist Church. Private family graveside services will be held on Monday, April 19th at the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, IN serving the family.


Rising Sun United Methodist Church
110 S Walnut Street, Rising Sun IN 47040
Tel: 1-812-438-4431

Ohio County EMS
121 South High Street, Rising Sun IN 47040
Tel: 1-812-438-3100

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Melody Jackson and Linda Price

April 19, 2021 3:27 AM

Our deepest condolences to Pam and Pat and all of the family. Our hearts are with you in this very sad time.
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Dan & Lisa Hummel

April 18, 2021 9:25 PM

Dear Bob, Pat & Ben
Freda was such a sweet person & loved her family & friends dearly. She was so easy to talk to and fun to be with. She led by her Christian faith and will be dearly missed here on earth. Dan & I are blessed to have known her. We love you all and will keep you in our prayers. Much love & sympathy Dan & Lisa Hummel

Dee and Brent Dilts and Family

April 17, 2021 5:00 PM

Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

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Jo Ann Caplinger and family.

April 17, 2021 4:42 PM

Pam and Pat, 
We were shocked of her sudden passing. She meant so much to mom( Jo Ann Caplinger) over the years of her friendship. Mom always enjoyed Freda's visits and she will always cherish the visits and her humor. Freda was a dear friend to all of us and she was always a true friend to all in her life. I know by God's Word that we will see her again in Glory. May God comfort your family through this loss. She will never be forgotten by anyone that knew her. God bless.

Mark and Jackie Hopkins

April 17, 2021 11:42 AM

Pam and Neil,

We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Mark and Jackie Hopkins
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