April 23, 2014

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Freda L Brazis

Freda L Brazis, 69, of Homerville, died Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Hospice of North Central in Ashland, surrounding by her family and friends. Freda was born August 31, 1944 in North Lawrence, Ohio the daughter of Clyde and Loraine (Rigsby) Skaggs.

She was a homemaker all her life. She was an active member of St. Stephen Catholic Church for 50 years, Ladies Guild and a PSR substitute teacher, and a past member of National Farmers’ Organization, where she served as a secretary. She had been a volunteer at Sullivan Elementary School, as a teacher aide for the special needs children. Freda enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was well known for her kindness and she loved everyone.

She is survived by her husband, Edward J Brazis, Sr., whom she married April 20, 1963; children, Beth Fronczak of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Monica (Joseph) Matyasevich of Homerville, Ann Brazis of Homerville and Edward Brazis, Jr. of Homerville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Felcie Sparks of Circleville; and a brother, Paul Skaggs of Wooster.

Her parents; sisters, Anita Cowhick, Martha Roach and Deborah Liggins; and a brother, Clois Skaggs, died previously.

Funeral Mass will be Friday, December 20, 2013, 11 A.M., at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 44 Britton Street, West Salem, with Reverend James P. Schmitz officiating. Friends will be received Thursday, December 19, 2013, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., at the Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Homerville.

Memorials may be given to the Matteson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 314, West Salem, OH 44287, to help with the funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be shared at the funeral home website at mattesonfh.com