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November 27, 2013

Ferneva Perkins

April 28, 1921 - Nov. 25, 2013

ANDERSON — Ferneva (Loudenback) Perkins, 92, of Anderson, passed away Nov. 25, 2013, at Primrose Retirement Community of Anderson.

She was born April 28, 1921, in Anderson to Marion and Elsie Loudenback. She attended Leach Elementary in Lafayette Township and graduated in 1939 from Anderson High School, attended Ball State University, and graduated from Felts and Tarante Comptometer School.

Ferneva was a wife, mother, and homemaker. She worked at McCrory’s 5 and dime store, as secretary at Guide Lamp, and as a teller at Citizens Bank for five years. She volunteered with RSVP in Anderson for 10 years (her telephone contacts knew her as “Neva”), belonged to the Association of Widowed People, was a 50-year member of the Swayzee Chapter 345 of Eastern Star, served as a part-time treasurer/bookkeeper for 11 years at Operation Love, and was secretary of the Home Demonstration County Board. Ferneva was a member of Central Christian Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, on the Executive Board and Secretary of the Christian Women’s Fellowship.

Ferneva is survived by her three children, Ardis (Jim) Entzminger of Conway, S.C.; Dale Perkins of Anderson, and Joe (Lynn) Perkins of Berkeley, Calif.; grandchildren, Matthew (Nancy) Fitzer, Gwendolyn Perkins, Benjamin (Amber) Perkins, Sean Perkins; great-grandchildren, Isaac, Shona and Reuben Fitzer, Brenna Perkins, Alana Salway, Abree Combs, and Delanee Perkins; nieces, Susie (Bill) Rosenstihl, Laura (Greg) Mutz and Becky Halpin; nephews, Brad (Gwyneth Williams) Loudenback, Henry (Sandy) Tipps and Ken (Kim) Loudenback; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Perkins; brother, Norman Loudenback; grandson, Bryan Perkins; and niece, Patsy Murray.

Ferneva was cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

Services honoring her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service and Crematory with the Rev. Tom Malbone officiating. Burial will be in K of P & I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Frankton.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Operation Love or any organization of choice.

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