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August 16, 2020

Elma Maye Freeman, 93, died on July 24, 2020, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

She was born on the family ranch, Kanokla, near Manchester, Oklahoma, on June 3, 1927, to Iona Belle Burdue Jefferies and Benjamin Harrison Jefferies. When Elma Maye was nine months old, Iona died from the flu. Elma Maye and her siblings were raised by their grandparents Eddie E. and Sarah M. Burdue and Iona’s sister, Mary Burdue, and husband Guy Jefferies, along with their three children on a farm east of Wellington, Kansas.

Elma Maye was preceded in death in death by her husband, E. Ray Freeman, of 64 years on May 24, 20...

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