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Services for Fern Marie "Nana Honey" Patterson Hartsell, 82, of Floydada, Texas, are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Floydada. Burial will follow at Floydada Cemetery.
Fern went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, May 6, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 12, 1934, in Floydada to John Felton and Mattie Jewel (Lewis) Patterson. She lived all her life in Floydada and graduated from Floydada High School in 1953.
Fern retired as a comptroller with the Lockney Coop Gin in 1999. She was previously employed with Producers Cooperative Elevator and Wylie Distributors.
Fern was a longtime active member of First United Methodist Church. She served on the Pastor-Parish Committee, Funeral Lunch Committee and was a lay delegate to the annual conference for several years. Fern was a faithful member of the Monday morning women's bible study. She also assisted in many areas with the church's annual Fall Harvest Bazaar.
Fern was active in many other organizations. She was a member of the Razzle Dazzle Red Hats Society; the 1950 Study Club, where she held many offices; Order of the Eastern Star; S.O.S.; was treasurer for the Floyd County Friends of the Library; and Living Water Emmaus, serving as a lay director in 2006.
In 1998 Fern underwent a life-saving liver transplant. After that experience, she also volunteered with LifeGift in Lubbock, Texas. She was even asked to participate in the annual LifeGift calendar one year, where she appeared as Miss April to coincide with the month of her transplant.
Fern was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Nita Patterson; and her brothers, Dillon and Pat Patterson.
Fern is survived by two daughters, Holly Glasscock and her husband, Lanny, of Ada and Hope Warren and her husband, Don, of Floydada; four granddaughters, Joni Johnston and her husband, Larry, of Roff, Jeni Helleland and her husband, Tanner, of Norman, Becky Warren and Mary Warren, both of Canyon, Texas; one great-grandson, Lane Johnston of Roff; a sister, Wren Samuel and her husband, Warren, of Topeka, Kansas; a step-granddaughter, Angie Weems of Floydada; two step-great-granddaughters, Brooke and Karley; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made in Fern's memory to First United Methodist Church, 203 W. Kentucky Street, Floydada, TX 79235, or, LifeGift, 5812 64th Street Lubbock, TX 79424.
Moore-Rose-White Funeral Home, Floydada, TX.
Published on May 8, 2017
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