Marjorie "Nell" Ferrell
December 1, 1930 – July 1, 2018
Marjorie LaNell “Nell” Ferrell, nee Barton, 87, of Collinsville IL, born, December 1, 1930, in Poplar Bluff, MO, passed away, July 1, 2018, in Springfield, IL.
Nell was a jewel to all who knew and loved her because of her caring and compassionate persona. She was a devoted member of the Troy United Methodist Church, where she served in the United Methodist Women’s group, and the Auxiliary Volunteer Services at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, for over 20 years. She married the love of her life, Donald E. Ferrell on August 25, 1950. This beautiful union brought two children, Bart and Tracy.
Nell worked at Swift’s Meat packaging company for 10 years and at Kroger’s for 15 years until her retirement. She enjoyed square dancing, playing cards and the many rousing and memorable trips across the country with her sisters. Her most precious memories were those spent with her children, grandchildren and loved ones. She was a loving mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 21 years, Donald Eugene Ferrell, her parents; Aubrey E. and Eunice Lucille (nee Chambers) Barton, her sister, Dana Blue, and her brothers-in-law; James “Jim” Vickers and Donald Blue.
Surviving her are loving children and their spouses; Bart (Laura) Ferrell and Tracy (John) Howerter, her grandchildren; Brad Ferrell, Donny Ferrell, Ryan (Sara) Howerter, and Jay (Katherine) Howerter, her great-grandchildren; Elijah, Josiah, Lily, and Mark, her sister, Betty Vickers and a number of dear nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association. Additional memories and condolences may be made online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.
Visitation: Friends and family may visit from 4:00 pm until 8:00pm on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home, located at 5000 N Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.
Funeral Service: Funeral Services will be held the following day at 11:00 am at Lake View Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens and Cemetery.
- Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, July 6, 2018
- Burial Friday, July 6, 2018
Marjorie "Nell" Ferrell
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July 5, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to Bart and Nell's family. She was a dear and thoughtful person.
Betty and Bob DesPain
July 4, 2018
Your mom was a wonderful person, she always had a smile and hello that would brighten the day. she will be missed.