Margaret Sarah Gilworth Ferrell passed away on February 21st at the age of 95. She was the daughter of Edith Adell Raley and Melvin Gilworth. She was the wife of Glenn “Pete” Ferrell. She is survived by her son Paul, his wife Tricia and her grandchildren Katrina and Nate.
Margaret was born in Los Angeles County and grew up on a dairy farm in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She moved to Florida after school and married Pete who was in the Army. They traveled the world with their son Paul living in Japan, Panama, and Hawaii before settling down to a start a small farm in Kentucky. They raised cattle, horses, chickens, ducks, turkeys, peacocks and guineas along with row crops and tobacco. She would help in the fields and still somehow make delicious lunches for all the workers.
She was an immensely creative person who excelled in painting, sewing, knitting and embroidery. She wrote short stories and poetry and was an ardent genealogist. She traced the family all the way back to their village in Europe. She loved working in her garden and raised beautiful flowers. Most of all she loved taking care of her chickens. Her cooking was superb and it always seemed to just come naturally to her. She made the best fried chicken and gravy. She will be greatly missed by everyone that was fortunate enough to know her.
Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West. Dogwood Funerals & Cremations of Crofton is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Heifer International.