|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1921|
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 2011|
Yvonne C. Ferris, 90, of Central City died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at her home. Yvonne was born Feb. 3, 1921, at Dedrick, Mo., to Joel M. and Florence (Brim) Culbertson.
Survivors are: husband, Lislynn Ferris of Central City; sons and daughters-in-law, Galynn and Dee Ferris of Spring, Texas, and Joel and Dee Ferris of Archer; daughter and son-in-law, Cindi and Ken Haney of Sparta, Tenn.; sisters and brother-in-law, Nancy Ann Sullivan of The Woodlands, Texas, and Cecil Lou and David Barkley of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Yvonne grew up in Missouri and Kansas. She graduated from Fort Scott, Kan., High School in 1938 and in 1940 she graduated from Fort Scott Junior College. She taught school in Missouri in 1941 and on Jan. 8, 1942, she was united in marriage to Lislynn Ferris in Ft. Scott.
Yvonne and Lislynn made their home and farmed near Central City. She worked for Travel Unlimited in Grand Island, was the executive director for Merrick Foundation, and worked for Miller and Paine in Grand Island during the holiday season.
Yvone became a member of Fairview United Methodist Church in 1942. She was an active member of the United Methodist Women, was the first woman to serve on the Nebraska Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, and she actively worked on numerous boards and committees within the United Methodist Church. She was initiated into P.E.O. Chapter AB in 1967 and belonged to an extension club. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, sewing and needlepoint. She spent many winter hours playing "their version" of bridge with her family and was an avid Husker football fan and professional baseball fan.
Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents; infant grandson, Luke; daughter-in-law, Linda Ferris; and sisters, Jo Maxine Culbertson and Nadine Brandes.
Burial was in the Burke Cemetery, Merrick County, NE.
Published in The Grand Island Independent on September 17, 2011
Joel Culbertson (1895 - 1964)
Florence Lucille Brim Culbertson (1898 - 1987)
Edward Lislynn Ferris (1920 - 2013)*
Freda Nadine Culbertson Brandes (1918 - 2005)*
Yvonne C. Culbertson Ferris (1921 - 2011)
Created by: CPR
Record added: Sep 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76624384
Added: Sep. 18, 2011