Freda Taber, 83, died January 20, 2013, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kansas.
She was born August 8, 1929, the daughter of Luther P. and Nellie (Degler) Dove.
She married Lawrence E. Taber March 26, 1949, in Cabool, Missouri. He died June 20, 2003.
Freda graduated from Cabool High School. She was a reporter for the Columbia Daily Tribune and the Cabool Enterprise. She retired after working 18 years as a clerk in the Department of Revenue for the state of Kansas.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, sister Doris, and brother-in-law Paul Harms.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law,, Laura and James Baer, Burlingame, Kansas; a son, James D. Taber, Topeka, Kansas; and two granddaughters, Krystal and husband Tai J. Vokins of Lawrence, Kansas, and Melissa J. Baer and her fiancé, Michael Feldhausen, Overland Park, Kansas.
A memorial service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Congregational Church or Midland Hospice House and sent in care of Penwell Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, 1321 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66604.
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