- May 9, 1929 - January 17, 2013
- McPherson, Kansas
of Claudine 's Passing
- Memorial donations may be given to Central Christian College Historical Society or the McPherson Free Methodist Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home.
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“Mr. Ferrell, Dave and Linda, Rebecca and David,
I was saddened to hear that Mrs. Ferrell had recently passed away. She was a lovely lady.....Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Hibbard - Seattle, WA
“John, David and Rebecca,
Claudine was a wonderful inspiration to me when I was a student at Central Christian College from 1958-1961. I enjoyed and...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Carol Layson Gerrild Fisher - KS
“So sorry to hear about your Mom, David. Losing a mom is the worst- they are the light of our lives. Keep all of your very special memories close...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Pam Schreiber Joy - Hays, KS
“Memories from early days a CCC in the '40's to almost yesterday stir a profound admiration for Claudine. Her delight in teaching, care for children's...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Bob Green - friend
“To the Ferrell Family, So sorry about your Mom. I didn't know her, but I know the feeling of loss when a parent dies. Our thoughts are with you....Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Laraine Erickson - Mc Pherson, KS
“I was so sorry to hear Claudine had passed away. I last saw her a few months ago in Dallas and we caught up on family and Central news. Jodie, my...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Nell Green Watkins - Garland, TX
“Mrs. Ferrell was always kind but stern when need be! Who could ever forget early afternoons on the "big porch" at Harmony School, her reading The...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Jerry Bruce - McPherson, KS
“Our prayers and deepest sympathy to you all. We know you grieve but not as those without hope. Mrs Ferrell was always kind and gracious...a true...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: John and Kathryn Martin - NY
“Dear David and family,
I want you to know my thoughts are with you as you sorrow in the loss of your mother. I am sure you also are rejoicing as...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Leslie Scoby - Sabetha, KS
“To the Ferrell Family,
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to all of you. The friendship of the Ferrell family has meant a lot to me over the...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Gary and Donna McNally - KS
“Thank you to Mrs. Ferrell for being a wonderful fourth grade teacher! I remember her being a gentle and kind teacher. I remember that she collected...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Kara Smith - Goodland, KS
“I have fond memories of being a part of Mrs. Ferrell's 4th grade class at Washington Elementary. She was a teacher who encouraged me to do my very...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Ryan Chambers - Fort Worth, TX
“God bless the extended Ferrell family at this time of loss. Claudine was a great lady and is already missed.
13 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Potter Shepard
“I remember having Mrs.Ferrell as a 4th grade teacher at Santa Fe elementary school. Shhe was one of my favorites. RIP Mrs.Ferrell you will be missed!
14 of 16 | Posted by: Julie(Bennett)Roten - FL
It is hard to think of coming back to Mac and not see Claudine and John together. We have many fond memories of times with the Ferrell...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Malone - Greenville, SC
“I (Coleta) knew Mrs. Ferrell about as long as I am years old. I remember her as a CYC teacher, David's mom, a coach at the college, a church member....Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: John and Coleta Steers - KS
Claudine M. Ferrell, 83, of McPherson, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013, at The Cedars in McPherson. She was a retired teacher, having taught in the elementary schools in U.S.D. 418 and also at Central College, where she taught physical education.
She was born May 9, 1929, in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Claude Harvey and Juliet C. (Green) Ludwick. Claudine was a graduate of Central Academy and Central College, both of McPherson, Kansas.
On July 16, 1949, she married John William Ferrell in Wichita, KS. Claudine continued her education later on at Seattle Pacific College, earning her Bachelor's Degree in 1954. Claudine and John moved to McPherson in 1956.
Survivors include: her husband, John of the home; a son, David and wife, Linda, of McPherson; a daughter, Rebecca Nickel and husband, David, of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Amy Boele and husband, Jeff, of Boulder, CO, Matt Ferrell and wife, Jen, of Colorado Springs, CO, Paul Ferrell of Fayetteville, AR, Sarah Ouren and husband, Cole, of Colorado Springs, CO, Austin Nickel of Denver, CO, and Emma Nickel of Indianapolis, IN; one great-grandchild, James Peter Boele; sisters, Mary Lou Beamis of Phoenix, AZ and Jo Alice Donnell and husband, Don, of Porter, OK; brother, Harvey Ludwick and wife, Joan, of Ottawa, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 26, at the McPherson Free Methodist Church. Rev. Tom Griffith and Rev. Deborah Somerville will officiate the service. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, Jan. 25 at Stockham Family Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
Memorial donations may be given to Central Christian College Historical Society or the McPherson Free Methodist Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.