Brenda L. Freeman

February 02, 1961 ‒ November 14, 2018

Ashley, Ohio

Brenda L. Freeman, age 57, of Ashley passed away Wednesday morning, November 14, 2018 at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on February 2, 1961 in Eustis, Florida to the late Earl and Phyllis (Ott) Fox. Alongside her husband Don, she was the co-owner/operator of Don’s Towing, serving the surrounding Delaware Community and the local police departments for 35 years. Sadly, Don passed away in 2014 after 38 wonderful years of marriage together.

Brenda was a member of Grace Point Community Church where she was an active volunteer with the Open Table Ministry. She treasured time spent watching her children and grandchildren play sports and their activities with 4H. She enjoyed tending to her flowers beds, walking, painting, and spending time outdoors. She also enjoyed time spent riding in the tow truck.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Tabitha (Ryan) Carpenter of Columbus and Tracy (Dan) Yarnell of Delaware; son, Terry Harpold of Ashley; grandchildren, Kaylee and Caleb Yarnell and Warren and Cole Carpenter.

In addition to her parents and husband, Brenda was also preceded in death by her sister Linda Cooper.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 19, 2018 from 1 – 3 pm and 5 – 7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. Celebration of Life services will follow at 7:00 pm with Pastor Terry Lewis officiating.

Contributions in Brenda’s memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Freeman family.

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  • I’m so sorry for your families loss. Such a beautiful soul gone to soon but never forgotten.

  • We are so sorry for your loss and the pain your family is going through your mother was such a sweet person.

  • The picture of Brenda is what I remember, she was always smiling and talking about her grandkids. So sorry for your family’s loss. Love and prayers!

  • To the family of Brenda Freeman, my sincere thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Keep all her smiles and memories to help you through this difficult time.


    Donna L Mitchell

  • Our family sends our prayers and condolences to the family as a whole, Brenda was always smiling and a great person with a very loving heart. When I first met Brenda she was in a wrecker with Don, she always had a smile on her face and a quick Hi, may you and Don sit at gods table and enjoy your eternal life together

  • So sorry for your loss, Brenda was a great Lady and Friend, I went to School with her , I talked with her not to long ago she was at work, She will be missed,

  • I didn’t have the chance to really know Brenda, but I wish I did. I met her in the Grady Hospital in June. I know your hearts are heavy. I am so sorry for your loss.


  • RIP my dear friend. You will be dearly missed by so many people. The family is in my prayers. GOD bless you all. You and Don enjoy eternity together.

  • Sorry for your loss… Brenda was a wonderful lady. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers.

  • I only met Brenda once, but as a long time friend of Don’s I know that anyone that was able to keep up with him that long was definitely someone special. I pray that God will grant all of her family and friends the comfort that only He can.

  • Brenda may you rest in peace. Your family and friends have lost a great lady with a big heart.

  • My deepest sympathies to all of Brenda’s family. She was always a sweetheart to talk to. Her and Don were huge car fanatics and that is where I first met them. Brenda will be truly missed but I know she is back in Don’s arms. Again I am very sorry for your loss.

  • My prayers and thoughts go out to Brenda’s family…went to high school with Brenda and remember when she and Don got together…they were very good friends of my family as well.. You will be sadly missed…

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Your moms smile and happy attitude brightened the room wherever she was. She truly was a beautiful soul we will all miss. She always treated us like family. We will be holding you close in out hearts and thoughts as these difficult days ahead approach . She loved all of you very much❤️

  • Brenda was a Special person that would do anything for you. At the same time, SHE could hold her own❤️ Keep your memories close at ❤️ to help bridge the gap until you r re-United❣️ Keeping your family in my prayers at this difficult time for all of you❣️❣️❣️

  • My condolences! Though I didn’t know her well, I do remember her welcoming us to Grace Point when we started attending. Her beautiful infectious smile will always be a legacy. Prayers for peace and comfort to those who loved her.

  • I worked with Brenda in the clothing ministry of Grace Point. She was always so nice. She will be missed by all. I feel God has a plan and we don’t always know why but he does. Heaven has a new angel.

  • We are so sorry to heat of Brenda’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers go out to all her friends and family! We will not be able to be there Monday as we are out of state but I know God and the Angels must be singing in heaven now that the Lord has brought her home! RIP Brenda!

  • So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing and my heart goes out to her family. I went to school with Brenda and we also stayed in touch when her and Don worked at the Fair. She was one of a kind, and now God has yet another beautiful angel. Prayers for her family and all who loved her.

  • I will miss Brenda very much. I was always so amazed with her incredible strength. She was so very positive and encouraging to all. She worked very generously to help others with the clothing ministry at church. She has blessed the lives of many and will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  • Brenda was always such a wonderful neighbor. She was such a blessing to my mother. Keep all your memories close and remember her beautiful smile and heart.

  • Tracy,

    It is so hard to lose your mother, especially when she has been such a big part of your everyday life and the life of your family. Throughout her illness, you were a caring and loving daughter. I imagine your love and support helped to ease your mother’s transition and gave her comfort and strength when she needed it most. She is now at peace and no longer suffering. Hugs and hopes of comfort in your many beautiful memories.