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Monday, January 11, 2021

Updated Obituary - Don L. Sutcliffe

Don L. Sutcliffe, 76, of Freeman, Missouri passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at his home in Freeman. Graveside services will be held 11:00am Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, MO. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00pm Tuesday at the Freeman Baptist Church, Freeman, MO. Contributions may be made to the Freeman Baptist Church.

Don was born September 27, 1944 in FT. Scott, Kansas, a son of Milo and Willa Mabel (Soward) Sutcliffe. Don lived with his family in many places while growing up and he was a 1962 graduate of Mapleton High School in Denver, Colorado. He was united in marriage to Eileen Francy, April 15, 1965 at the Freeman Christian Church, and they had lived in Freeman for 56 years.

Don owned and operated Don’s Drywall for 45 years before his retirement from the drywall business in 2010. He was a lifelong farmer and continued to farm after his drywall retirement. He was a member and deacon of the Freeman Baptist Church, a scout master of Boy Scout Troop #256, the former Mayor of Freeman, and a past member of the Dolan-West Dolan Fire Dept.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Milo D. Sutcliffe and Ross W. Sutcliffe, two sisters, Sarah Alexander and Margaret Anderson, and a great-grandson, Roy Sutcliffe.

Don is survived by his wife, Eileen Sutcliffe, Freeman, MO; three sons, Danny (Donna) Sutcliffe, Waldron, Arkansas; Don (Andrea) Sutcliffe, Peculiar, MO; and Johnny (Beth) Sutcliffe, Freeman, MO; a daughter, Crystal (Jason) Lindsey, Freeman, MO; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.