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Freeda Belle Brady

Updated: Jan 20

January 22, 1934 ~ January 18, 2023 (age 88)

Freeda Belle Brady, age 88, Osawatomie, Kansas, formerly of La Cygne, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023. She was born in Bourbon County, Kansas, on January 22, 1934 the daughter of Guy and Cloma Ohara Commons. She graduated from Fort Scott High School.

Freeda was united in marriage to Bernard "Barney" Brady on April 6, 1952, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on July 29, 2018. She was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Brady, and a brother, Clyde Commons.

She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She volunteered in the Meals on Wheels program. She and Barney enjoyed traveling all over the United States in their fifth-wheel camper trailer. In her younger days, she was an avid bowler.

Freeda is survived by two sons, Bernard Brady Jr., and Patrick Brady; three daughters, Kathy Reed, Rose Snider, and Karen Coats; a sister, Arlene Boswell; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2023, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in La Cygne, Kansas. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mound City, Kansas. The Rosary will be prayed at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 22, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Visitation will follow until 4:30 p.m. Contributions are suggested to Our Lady of Lourdes Altar Society. Online condolences can be left at

(Published in the Linn County Journal on January 19, 2023.)

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