Joe and Carrie (Rutz) Freese, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Willa Lou Freese. Born May 22, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces.

Willa joins Brennan, 6, and Eli, 2.

Grandparents are Joe and Cheryl Rutz, Washington, and Paul and Diane Freese, Marthasville. Great-grandparents are Marilyn Plassmeyer, Jefferson City, and Vera Freese, Marthasville.