Freels died at 4:35 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz of natural causes.
Freels was born on April 17, 1948, in Owensboro, to the late James Freels.
A woman of the Baptist Faith, Freels was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was a manager of a jewelry store.
She is survived by her son Jarrod Heltsley of Memphis, Tenn., her daughter Tracie Shelton Ranew of Beech Island, S.C., and her brother Woodrow James Freels of Memphis, Tenn.
She is also survived by her five grandchildren Hannah and Elijah Ranew of Beech Island, S.C., Madison Henrson of Memphis, Tenn., and Clint and Lauren Girten of Owensboro, as well as her great granddaughter Ellie Girten of Owensboro and her close friends June Tooley and Benny Girten of Cadiz.