The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 20, 2013

Twila Perrin Ferguson

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Twila Perrin Ferguson passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. She was born in Spencer, Neb., May 23, 1921, to Dr. Floyd and Grace (Drickey) Perrrin.

She married Richard F. Ferguson on Jan. 8, 1945, in Lincoln, Neb. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 2008.

Twila was a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church, a member of Chapter LF, P.E.O. and St. Martha's Guild. She was secretary at Grace Church for 22 years, retiring in 1989.

A loving wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma, Twila is survived by two daughters, Julie (Mel) Anderson, Carthage, and Mary Kay (Kenny) Ross, Springfield, Mo.; a son, Ron (Diann) Ferguson, Carthage; seven grandchildren, Joe Ferguson, Boston, Mass., Blake (Amanda Welch) Ferguson, Joplin, Matt (Allison) Anderson, Blythewood, S.C., Michael (Heather) Anderson, Bentonville, Ark., David (Kim) Ross, Andy(Emma) Ross and Sarah (Adam) Howey, all of Springfield; and great-grandchildren, Fallon Ferguson, Nathan Welch, Perrin Anderson, Lily Thompson, Mason Anderson, Natalie, Nora, Bea, Anna Claire, William and Rebecca Ross. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Dorothy Peck.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at St. Luke's Nursing Center for their loving care and concern for Mom.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage. Inurnment will be in the Grace Church Columbarium.

Memorial gifts are suggested to Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage.

Online condolences may be expressed through

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, 308 West Chestnut, Carthage.

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