Loretta â€œEileenâ€ (Pittman) Ferrell, born Octave Adkins, went to meet her maker October 16, 2013 at the age of 85.
Eileenâ€™s birth parents, Andrew and Mary Adkins, died shortly after her birth. Eileen, the adopted child of the late Everett and Avenell (Brooks) Pittman, was born March 14, 1928 in West Virginia.
Eileen met Lloyd â€œBillâ€ Ferrell at a square dance in Zanesville; the two were married May 10, 1947. Her husband, Bill, preceded Eileen in death in 1987. As a young girl, Eileen played the piano and clarinet. Later she enjoyed watching television and doing â€œWord Findâ€ puzzles.
Eileen is survived by three sons, Dan (Cindy) Ferrell of Zanesville, Bill (Carol) Ferrell of Zanesville, Rick (Angie) Ferrell of East Fultonham, four daughters, Joyce Bunker of Zanesville, Debi (Scott) Mingus of York, PA, Brenda Hook of Zanesville and Tina (Mike) Bauserman of Zanesville. Twenty-eight grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 23 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Dixie (Adkins) Steward of Florida as well as a multitude of nieces and nephews.
Eileen is preceded in death by her 12 brothers and sisters.
Visitations will be 9 to 9:30 am Saturday, October 19th 2013 at the Farus Funeral Home, Duncan Falls where funeral services will be held at 9:30am with Pastor Marc Caton officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.â€ƒ