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Wilbur C. Ferrell

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 12th, 2013

MENDOTA - Wilbur C. Ferrell, 89, of Mendota died Nov. 7, 2013 at Heritage Health, Mendota.

Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota with Rev. Michael Morrell officiating. Private family burial will be at Riverview Cemetery, Marseilles. Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the funeral home.

Mr. Ferrell was born April 20, 1924 in Brockton to Coakley and Christine (Coffey) Ferrell. He married Constance Scherer on Sept. 6, 1954. She preceded him in death. He married Mary Robeson on Dec. 29, 1991 in Mendota.

Survivors include his wife, Mary of Mendota; one daughter, Vickie Wilcoxen of Joliet; three stepsons, John (Karen) Sweet of Marseilles, Greg DeMoss of Marseilles and John Robeson of Mendota; one stepdaughter, Kay Quinlan of Princeton; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Juanita Baratta of Ottawa and Elizabeth Kehoe and Mabel Guynn, both of Marseilles.

He was preceded in death by his first wife; one sister, Marge Kehoe; one brother, Jay C. Ferrell; two stepsisters; and one stepdaughter, Edna Miller.

Mr. Ferrell was a truck driver employed by Henderson Trucking in Seneca and later by Boren Blasting in Marseilles. Before his retirement, he was employed by Agri-Builders of Mendota. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mendota.

Memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church or to the donorís choice.

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