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Service held for Nelda Ferrero

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Funeral services for Nelda Nadine (Musgrave) Ferrero, a longtime Coal-gate resident, were held Friday, July 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Coalgate with Mr. Charles Collette officiating. Brown’s Funeral Service of Coalgate was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ferrero was born February 7 1929 to Walter and Anna


Louise (Hazel) Musgrave, just north of Coalgate and Cottonwood, OK and passed away July 9, 2019 at Coalgate at the age of 90 years, 5 months and 2 days.

Nelda’s elementary education was in the country schools of Lone Star and Cabe Communities. She graduated from 8th grade at

the age of 12 as Valedictorian. In

1945, at the age of 16, she graduated from Coalgate High School as Valedictorian of her class. She married James Charles Ferrero September 16, 1950 in Bentonville, AR. He preceded her in death January 11, 2004.

Nelda worked part-time as a stenographer for Mr. Arvard Hudson later she became full-time for Mr. Arvard and Mr. Bill Hudson. She worked for the Coal County Department of Public Welfare and for the Missouri Department of Public Welfare, and the Missouri Department of Employment Security. She later worked as a Bookkeeper at Hudson’s Big Country Store and Accounts Payable for the Coalgate Hospital.

Nelda was a lifelong member of the Coalgate Church of Christ, where she served as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher. She and her husband, James, were instrumental in securing the funds for the construction of the building where the Coalgate Church of Christ members worship today. Nelda was a wife, mother and homemaker. She was the home room mother for both children and also served as president of the group. She was active member of the Bethel Extension Club and served as President while the group and other clubs took great pride in raising money to pay for the kitchen of the homemakers at the County Barn. Nelda was a member of the After Five Homemaker Club until 2017. She enjoyed collecting dishes, cooking and baking as well as crocheting and won many awards for each.

Survivors include a daughter, Lynne Ferrero White of Norman, OK; son Mark Ferrero and Melinda of Kingwood, TX; grandchildren, Tyler White and Christen of Ft. Worth, TX, Sara White Blair

and Kyle of Moore, OK, Paden

Ferrero and Cally of Lubbock, TX, Dakota Ferrero and Brittany of Kingwood, TX; great-grandchildren, Georgiana White, Carson Blair, William Blair and Jack Ferrero; sister-in-law, Pat Ferrero of Coalgate; nieces and nephews, Gina Ferrero McNutt and husband Scotty, Taylor and Madelyn of Coalgate, OK, Michael Ferrero and wife Michele, Micah and Michaela of Hamlin, TX; cousin, Betty Musgrave White of Sulphur, OK; special friends, Phillip and Kay Helms and After Five Homemakers along with many dear and loved friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Casketbearers were Paden Ferrero, Dakota Ferrero, Tyler White, Kyle Blair, Taylor McNutt and Michael Ferrero. Honorary bearers were, Gary Guinn, Marvin Hampton, Larry Mc-Collum, Wayne Blue, Phillip Helms and Bill Smith.

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