Freda L. (Reichley) Gaskins

Born: Fri., Apr. 4, 1930
Died: Fri., Sep. 29, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 03, 2017
Location: Bope-Thomas Funeral Home

Recitation of the Rosary

10:30 AM Wed., Oct. 04, 2017
Location: Bope-Thomas Funeral Home

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Freda L. (Reichley) Gaskins, 87, of Somerset, Ohio, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 after a brief illness.
Freda was born April 4, 1930 near Somerset, the daughter of the late Charles H. Sr., and Nellie Emmert Reichley.
Having lived most of her life in Somerset, Freda moved to Lebanon, Ohio in 2016.
She was the devoted mother of John (Sangeeta) Gaskins, Steve (Polly) Gaskins, Gretchen (Bill) Bendel, Ben (Laura) Gaskins, Mark (Barbara) Gaskins and Nick (Cris) Gaskins; loving grandmother of fifteen; great-grandmother of five; dear sister of Wilma (Carl) Hudak and Daniel (Nina) Reichley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John N. Gaskins; her siblings, Frank, Charles, Carl, Dominic and Cecil Reichley and Margaret Olive, Mildred Storts and Barbara Schmelzer.
Requiem Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church, 2310 Robertson Ave., Norwood, Ohio 45212.
Local visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset where Rosary service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017, followed by burial in the Gaskins Family Farm Cemetery near Somerset, with a luncheon following at the Somerset American Legion.

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Carol Risch
   Posted Sun October 01, 2017

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Carol and Robert Risch, Lindsey and Bryan Wisniewski.

So sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Freda. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Cochran
   Posted Sun October 01, 2017
I have such fond memories of Freda and the whole Gaskins family. We shared many adventures together and most of all, our beautiful Catholic Faith. May God rest her beautiful soul.

Janie Thelin
   Posted Sun October 01, 2017
Nick and family,

So sorry very sorry on the loss of your mothe. You are all in our thoughts

With deepest sympathy,
Janie Thelin

Geri Rousculp
   Posted Sat October 07, 2017
Dear Gretchen, Nick and the entire Gaskins family: I had the pleasure of meeting your mom many times while in high school. She always had a warm smile and welcoming spirit. A fond memory is her sending me a homemade loaf of bread after graduation. Not so fond - those crazy geese at the house! You have my condolences and deepest sympathy.

Mike and Ann Hankinson
   Posted Thu October 19, 2017
Gretchen and family: Mike and I ( and mom) are so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. We only just read this tonight in your card of thanks in the Tribune. I wish we'd known earlier, we would have certainly loved to come see you again, and pay our respects to Freda. Prayers for peace and comfort, knowing your mom is reunited with many of the old Auditor's office gang. I'm sure it's someone's birthday up there!!!

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