07/09/2012 — Vivian Irene Ferrell, 87, of New Castle, Indiana, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Henry County Hospital. She was born August 9, 1924 in Farmers, a daughter of Elbert and Della (Estep) Armstrong.
Irene was known for her steadfast faith and gentle spirit. During the war, she helped build aircraft gas tanks for Firestone Corporation. Later in life she owned and operated Irene’s Beauty Shop in New Castle and Middletown. She was a member of Foursquare Gospel Church in New Castle where she belonged to the Ladies Prayer group and also taught Bible School. She was also a member of the New Castle women’s Democratic Club. She bowled on a bowling league, enjoyed gardening, working in her flower beds, quilting, hand crafts, cooking and traveling with UAW retirees.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 43 years: Luther P. Ferrell; a daughter: Vickie Ferrell of Indianapolis; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters: Oma Conn, Beulah Royce Culbertson, Ollie Armstrong, Nola Phelps, Willard Armstrong, Edward Armstrong, Tommy Armstrong, Jual Armstrong and her first husband, Goble Perdue.
Services were at 10:30 AM Thursday, July 12, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Reverend Frank Wood officiating. Burial followed in South Mound Cemetery. Friends called from 5-8 PM Wednesday. You may express a condolence or share a memory of Vivian at www.hinsey-brown.com.