Glen Ferrin (Veteran)

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Glen Ferrin, age 92, of Brazito, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Oak Tree Villa Nursing Home in Jefferson City. Glen was born September 27 1919, in Lohrville, Iowa, the son of Calvin and Ethel Gates Ferrin, both of whom preceded him in death. He attended school at East Prairie School near Barnett. He joined the United States Army in May of 1942. He was deployed and served 13 months in Europe with the Post Battalion during World War II. Glen was on a 13-man mission on the Rhine assisting in a crossing near Wesel, Germany. For this mission, Glen received the Bronze Star. From May of 1944 to June of 1945 he was assigned to the 339th TC Harbor Craft Company out of Camp Gordon Johnston, Florida. June of 1944 he landed at Grennock, Scotland and moved on to Plymouth, England. From November of 1944 to June of 1945, he was stationed in Antwerp, Belgium. In addition to the Bronze Star, other decorations included the American Theatre Campaign Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon, two over-seas service bars, and the Victory Ribbon. He also received a marksman medal. Glen was honorably discharged December 9, 1945. He returned home to Barnett. He met Mary Margaret Tedford and on October 27, 1946, they were married at the Methodist Church in Versailles. Glen worked for General Motors in Kansas City, Sheffield Steel in Kansas City, International Shoe Company in Jefferson City, and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Eugene, where he was baptized November of 1955. Glen was a member of the American Legion Post 104, Versailles. Glen enjoyed dancing and fishing, but most of all he loved spending time with family and friends. He will be sadly missed. Survivors include: his wife, Mary, of the home; one daughter, Sue Hoskins with her husband Wilburn of Henley; two sons, Gerald Ferrin with his wife Shirley of Eugene, and Richard Ferrin of Bunker Hill, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Bob Ferrin of Warsaw; and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Glen was preceded in death by one half sister, Josephine Hook; one half brother, Russell Ferrin; one sister, Helen Smith; and one brother, Floyd Ferrin. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Hickory Hill Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Clyde Leonard officiating. Burial with full military honors will be held in the Big Rock Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice Compassus, 600 Monroe St., Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Arrangements are under the direction of Weber Funeral Home in Russellville.

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