Freda O. Crotinger
ALEXANDRIA - Freda O. Crotinger, 88 of Alexandria, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 15, 2020, after an extended illness.
Freda was born in Alexandria on April 8, 1931, the daughter of David and Florence (DeVinney) Teague. She married Wally Stroup, who preceded her death on Sept. 29, 1971, and then married Ned Crotinger who preceded her death on Aug. 14, 2013.
She was a member of the Alexandria Community Church.
Freda was a loving mother and grandmother who always loved spending time with her family; like her famous Sunday dinners at the house on Texas Street. While living in the Bunker Hill area she was known as the neighborhood ice cream lady and she loved her Dr Pepper. Because of her Christian faith and her love of Jesus, she was one of the sweetest and kind women on earth, always thinking of others and concerned about their lives.
Left to carry on her legacy of love are her children, Frank (Rebecca) Reynolds, Linda (Steve) Hilligoss, Nettie (Paul Sterling) Stroup, Bretta (Mike) Hull, Paula (Steve) Faircloth; her stepchildren, Larry (Edie) Crotinger, Tom Crotinger, Mark (Carol) Crotinger and Mildred (Jack) Bunyard; her brothers, Johnny (Evelyn) Teague, Benny (Claudia) Teague; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Wally Stroup, Ned Crotinger; daughter, Gloria Bright; brothers, David and Ed Teague; and sister, Ada Blockson.
Service arrangements for Freda have changed. Due the growing concerns in regard to the latest public health issues, the family has requested there be no public visitation or services. Freda's services will be private for the immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts are given to the Alexandria Community Church, 10963 N. Walnut, Alexandria, IN 46001 or in care of the funeral home.
The family wants to extend a special thank you to Freda's caregivers, Devon Elliott and Alara Hospice, for all the excellent care they gave to Freda.
Whetsel Funeral Service is honored to care for Freda and the Crotinger and Stroup families.
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Published on March 17, 2020


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Deborah Musick, Lara Cullum, Rachel Baker
Mar 18, 2020
Sweet Tranquility Basket was purchased for the family of Freda O. Crotinger by Deborah Musick, Lara Cullum, Rachel Baker.  Send flowers
Renna Kaufman
Mar 17, 2020
Freda was best friends with my mother Karen Embry. They served the Lord together. Served so many others in the community.together. MEverybody called her Aunt Freda. We will miss her but we know she Is up in heaven. Who knows maybe playing piano and singing to our Heavenly Father. My mother and father enjoyed spending time st her home. She always would feed them and keep the coffee on. She would give all our kids ice cream cones. She helped so many others and shared her food , home , a laugh and smile. The best thing she shared was Jesus and the love she gave so freely. If you had a need she would always pray for you. I will always remember her for all the kindness and love and hugs she gave... us. For the bond fires and making sure our kids got to make smores. The big dinners in her garage and her laughter. One time she came to church with 2 different shoes on and her tv remote in her hand. We all just laughed about it with her. Freda was a very kind soul. To know her made our lives better. You will be missed but, we will see you when we get there. She would always testify in church and say she just wanted to keep on keeping on. That she did! She raised a beautiful family and loved them and all her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. She always showed the love of God and her walk with God was real. My mom always said that Freda was her bestfriend. They were always there for one another. I lived 2 homes away from her and my mom would pass my home just to see her and talk and drink coffee. I am close to my mom and I know they shared a special bond. To all the family we love you all and we are sorry for your loss. Love The Embry family. The Kaufman Family. The Smith Family. The Brashears Family. I remember her always carrying candy and giving it to the kids in church. What a Special Woman of God she will always be in our hearts and memories. Your journey is complete Freda you made it to your final destination. We love you all but, Jesus Christ loves you the most!Read more