In Memory of

Judith Lee Ferrin

July 14, 1935 - February 26, 2020
From: Cherokee, IA

Judith Lee Ferrin, the daughter of Lewis (Peck) Lawrence and Lovedy Conklin was born on July 14, 1935, in Cherokee, IA and graduated from Wilson High School in 1953. Following graduation, she worked secretarial jobs and met the love of her life, Harold Ferrin, when he helped her up after she had fallen down at the local skating rink.

 Harold and Judy became engaged on February 14, 1956 and were married at First Church of Christ in Cherokee on September 16, 1956. Shortly after their wedding, Harold was drafted into the Army and stationed in Tacoma, Washington. Their first child, Lynette Lee, was born while they were in Tacoma on June 3, 1959. Shortly after Lynette’s birth, Judy and Harold returned to Cherokee. Two more children were added to their family. Debra Joy was born on January 26, 1962 and Neal Harold was born May 21, 1965. Judy and Harold lived their remaining years in Cherokee where Harold worked at several agricultural related jobs and Judy was a homemaker, a secretary for State Farm Insurance, and is probably most remembered for her years working at Kmart. After they retired, Harold and Judy purchased a camper and traveled many winters to Florida, Texas, and Arizona. They made countless friends while along their journeys. Judy has stated that her proudest accomplishment in life is the family that she and Harold created together. This family consists of three children, nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

 Judy went to her Heavenly Lord on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Preceding her in death were her beloved Harold on December 24, 2012; her parents, Peck and Lovedy Lawrence; and her siblings, Bill, Lewie, and Joy.

 Left to cherish her memory are Lynette (John) Smith and their children, Adam (Amanda) Smith, and their children Ava and Nora, Brett and Katie Smith and their children, Peyton, Travis, Connor, Tatum, and Brenna, Heather (Brian) Cousins and their son, Ethan, Deb (Chris) Frandsen and their children, Megan (Bryon) Schmelzer and their children, Brooklyn and Aiden, Michael (Lindsey) Frandsen and their daughter, Emerson, Bethany (Nathan) Erickson and their daughter, Mia, Neal (Leann) Ferrin and their children, Nathan Krier and his girlfriend Britney Combs and their daughter, Eisley, Derek Ferrin and his girlfriend, Sarah Mogensen, and McKenzie (Dylan) Roftevold; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.

 A testament to Judy’s great faith and love for her Lord in best stated in II Corinthians 4: 16-18

“That is why we never give up. Though are bodies are dying, our inner strength in the Lord is growing every day. These troubles and sufferings of ours are,  after all, quite small and won’t last very long. Let this short time of distress will result in God’s richest blessings upon us forever and ever. So we do not look at what we can see right now, the troubles all around us, but we look forward to the joys in heaven which we have not yet seen. The troubles will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee.
Pastor David Hall
Adam Smith 
Brett Smith
Mike Frandsen
Derek Ferrin
Nathan Krier
Chuck Ferrin
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
"It Is Well With My Soul"
"Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone" 
"Till We Meet Again"
"I'll Fly Away"
Oak Hill Cemetery
At a later date.


Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:47 AM
“Heartfelt sympathy to all of the Ferrin Family. Judy was a sweetie!”
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 10:21 AM
“We're so sorry for your loss. I, Carol was a classmate of Harold's at Grand Meadow. I met Judy much later in life and immediately realized what a kind sweet person I had gained as a friend. May she rest in peace. ”
- barbell and Carol Rhodes Huston
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:46 PM
“Rest Easy, Judy!!
- Jan Witcombe
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:46 PM
“We will miss this wonderful woman. We are so lucky to have had her in our lives.”
- Melissa Ferrin
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:46 PM
“My deepest sympathy to Judy’s family. My mom and I will miss seeing Judy at the Gardens. We both enjoyed visiting with her. She was such a kind woman. I’ll miss seeing her keys on occasion in the door lock to her apartment so that I could knock on her door, give them to her, and say “hello.” May your memories bring you comfort. Rest In Peace Judy, you will be missed. ”
- Stacy Bezoni
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:46 PM
“There’s no way to express the sorrow of losing someone as special as Judy. My family loved her very much. ”
- Merleen
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:46 PM
“Nels, sorry for your families loss. Prayers for healing! ”
- Wendy and Chris Wozniak
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:46 PM
“Lynette and family,
So sorry for you loss. May God's peace be with you at this time.
Allan and Jeannie Rupp”
- Jean Rupp
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11:52 AM
“Nels we are so sorry for your loss!! Love you guys!”
- Lloyd & Linda Myers
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