The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

June 30, 2013

Freeda K. (Keiser) Platt, 94, Elizabethtown

The Daily Item

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

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

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

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

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

Freeda was a past member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Danville, Ill., and a member at the time of her passing of Sell Memorial Chapel, Elizabethtown.

She was a member of Milton Chapter 77, Order of Eastern Star, the Woman’s Club of Danville, Ill., Vermilion County Home & Community Education, Bethel Lutheran Church Women and United Commercial Travelers Council No. 272.

She enjoyed crocheting, doing 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; 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, 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 one half sister, Charity Zeyn.

A public viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton, with an Eastern Star service at 10:45, followed by the funeral at 11.

Burial will follow in Twin Churches Cemetery, Lewisburg.

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

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