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Josephine E. Ferrel
September 23, 1934 - August 25, 2017

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Josephine E. Ferrel, 82, of Booneville passed away August 25, 2017. She was born September 23, 1934 in Perlee, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Thelma (Coil) Kessler. Josephine was a gate attendant for the Corp of Engineers at Blue Mountain Lake in Waveland and several other state parks. She also worked as a fire watcher at the Nuclear One plant in Russellville. Josephine was a member of the Grace Church in Booneville and would daily attend the Booneville Senior Activity Center to spend time with friends, participate in the activities or help as a volunteer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 50 years, Donald Ferrel, one sister, one brother and two sons.

Survivors include her two sons, Thomas Ferrel and wife, Sheila of Magazine and Vernon Ferrel of Hot Springs, Montana; one daughter, Beverly Felton and husband, Donald of San Francisco, California; one sister, Margie Kessler of Illinois; one brother, Joe Kessler of Iowa; eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and multiple great-great-grandchildren.

The family will hold a private family gathering at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Booneville Funeral Service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Booneville Senior Activity Center, 545 Heritage Drive, Booneville AR 72927.

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