Marjorie A. “Dolly” Ferry, 93, of Dannebrog, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at the Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Dannebrog. Pastor Barry Arndt will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakridge Cemetery at Dannebrog.
Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church in Dannebrog.
Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ferry was born on March 22, 1915, on the family farm north of Long Pine, the daughter of John and Bertha (Grant) King.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Ferry, on Feb. 24, 2008.
She is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, LaVern and Patricia Case of Collins, MO, Larry and Vicki Brooks of St. Libory, Darwin Combs of Central City and Dean Combs of Arcadia; two daughters and one son-in-law, O’Detta “June” and Marvin Cords of Dannebrog and Rose Parker-Roy of Chapman.
She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Marjorie grew up on the family farm north of Long Pine with her parents and three sisters. At a very young age she learned to play the family’s pump organ. She often played for church where her father was the Pastor. She was a very talented musician. She could hear a song and sit down to the piano and play it. She received her education at a country school near her home.
She was united in marriage to John L. Ferry on Nov. 18, 1958, at California, MO. Due to John’s work; they lived in various places in Nebraska. She worked as a cook in Anselmo, Arcadia and Long Pine. She also did child care and ironings. She owned a used clothing store in Arcadia named “Dolly New to U”. Over the years she also sold, Stanley products, Tupperware, Sarah Coventry Jewelry and Amway.
She had a wonderful sense of humor. It was not unusual for her to join her children in a water fight and also games of checkers, which she always won. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who cherished her time with her family.
She enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, sewing, cooking and her cats. She made quilts for all the family.
When her husband retired they moved to Dannebrog, where they loved for 15 years. They then moved to the Hamilton Manor in Aurora. Dolly lived there with John for 2 years before moving to the Central City Care Center, where she lived the rest of her life.
In addition to her husband, John, she was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Everett Case, Giles Brooks and Les Combs; also three sisters, Marie Anderson, Helen Anderson and Florence Vetter; an infant brother; a niece and a nephew.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church or the Central City Care Center.