The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 1, 2013

Freeda K. (Keiser) Platt


ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. — Freeda K. (Keiser) Platt, 94 of Elizabethtown, formerly of West Milton, Pa., died Friday, June 28, 2013, at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown.

She was born on March 30, 1919, in West Milton, and was the daughter of the late James Luther and Maude (Harbeson) Keiser.

Freeda was a graduate of Milton High School and Thompson Business School, Harrisburg, Pa.

She married Leroy R. Platt on Sept. 4, 1963, and they celebrated 48 years of marriage together until his death on May 2, 2012.

She worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a secretary and office manager in Harrisburg, the Farm Credit Administration, Lewisburg, Pa., and Bucknell University, Lewisburg.

Freeda was a past member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Danville, Ill., and a current member of Sell Memorial Chapel, Elizabethtown. She was a member of Milton Chapter 77, Order of Eastern Star, the Woman’s Club of Danville, Vermilion County Home & Community Education, Bethel Lutheran Church Women and the United Commercial Travelers Council 272.

She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics and playing the organ at St. John’s Church.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James M. and Donna Platt of York, Pa.; one daughter, Janice L. Platt of Cincinnati, Ohio; two grandchildren, Bryan J. Platt of Gaithersburg, Md., and Andrew J. Platt of York; four great-grandchildren, Grace E. and Cameron P. Platt, both of Gaithersburg, Md., and Olivia R. and Colin J. Platt, both of York; and two nephews, George Zeyn of West Milton and James Zeyn of Allenwood.

In addition to her parents, Freeda was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles DeShields; her second husband, Leroy Platt; and a half sister, Charity Zeyn.

A public viewing will be held 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton Pa., with an Eastern Star service at 10:45 a.m. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Twin Churches Cemetery, Lewisburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Bethel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 901 W. Fairchild, Danville, IL 61832.

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