Mona Joy Ferrell

April 12, 1954January 24, 2018

Mona Joy Ferrell, 63, of Kewadin, Michigan passed away unexpectedly at her home on January 24, 2018. Mona was born on April 12, 1954, in Traverse City, Michigan, the daughter of David C. White and Georgianna L. White of Kewadin, Michigan.

Mona was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter, Sister, & Aunt. She loved her family and friends and truly enjoyed spending time with them. She had a beautiful smile, great personality and loved to laugh.

Mona attended Elk Rapids High School and remained in the area all of her life. She worked at the Rainbow Gardens for years and also at the Sweet Shop in Elk Rapids.

She married the love of her life, John L. Ferrell on November 16, 1982. They were together nearly every day and simply were two peas in a pod. Mona & John enjoyed each other’s company, listening to music, visiting with friends & family, going for rides, & shopping. Mona & John were dog lovers; their Shih Tzu, Gibbs, will miss his dog mom dearly. Mona and John had plans to buy a travel trailer and travel the country later in life.

Mona was an avid elephant collector, liked her coffee, and enjoyed watching the hummingbirds that would come visit her. She had a good heart and would help anyone she could. Her family and friends are going to miss her dearly.

Mona’s surviving relatives are her Husband, John Ferrell of Kewadin, Mi.; Father, David C. White of Kewadin, Mi. ; Daughter, Heather Romano (Rob) of St. Joseph, Mi. ; Sister Deborah Orschel (Robert) of Elk Rapids, Mi. ; Sister Linda Coburn (Bill) of Williamsburg, Mi. She was a beloved Grandmother to Justin, Tyler, & Olivia of St. Joseph, MI. Mona was preceded in death by her Daughter, Nicole L. Nemec and her Mother, Georgianna L. White. Mona also has five nieces, three great-nieces; and 1 great nephew.

Mona’s family will be having a memorial service to celebrate her life in the spring or summer.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

Mona Joy Ferrell

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February 1, 2018

Dave, Family & Above All Heather - My Sympathy goes out to all. Mona always went out of her way to say Hi, when I would meet her. I know God has other plans for her now. God Bless. Mary Boals & Family

ruth coyne

January 31, 2018

Our Sympathy goes out to the family of Mona. Death is never an easy time.The best to you all.

Ronald and Ruth Coyne
Lake City MI.

Dirk & Darlene Renzema

January 26, 2018

I met Mona when she answered a help wanted AD for our bakery and became part of our Elk Rapids Sweet Shop Family. She was employed by us for several years since1994 and has been our friend throughout those years. Our hearts go out to you, John, and the rest of her extended family as you deal with this unexpected loss. You and Dave and Heather and her family as well as her sisters are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our deepest sympathy at this time.
Dirk & Darlene