Ferris Arnet Moored

Ferris Arnet Moored

Passed away Sunday morning, January 23, 2011 in Plainwell. Ferris was born May 1, 1910 to Jason Arnet and Gertrude Louise (Laraway) Moored in Martin Township where he lived for his almost 101 years.

In 1930 he graduated from Martin High School where he enjoyed playing football and baseball. He continued playing baseball on several different leagues and umpiring high school games and was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. Ferris loved all sports but especially enjoyed bowling, and his passion was playing horseshoes. In his prime, he could throw 49 out of 50 ringers. Ferris married Beulah Pinch August 28, 1936. During their marriage they were blessed with their daughters, Muriel “Kathy” and Marie. On September 15, 1945, Ferris married Ila (Vote). They were blessed with Ferris “Sonny”, Marcia and Glenda. During their 65 years of marriage, they enjoyed camping, playing bingo and the Florida sunshine in the winter.

Ferris was a farmer and salesman; he loved talking with everyone. He was a devoted husband, an amazing father and a proud grandpa. Ferris will be remembered for his friendly smile, his contagious laugh, the twinkle in his eye and the joke ready to be told.

Surviving are his wife, Ila; children, Muriel “Kathy” (Albert) DeRuiter of Dorr, Marie (Terry) Huizing of Cincinnati, OH, Ferris “Sonny” (Char) Moored, Marcia (Terry) Sturgis and Glenda (Matt) Ash, all of Martin; 11 grandchildren, Andy (Lisa) Huizing, Ken (Lori) Huizing, Jenny (Neil) Riggs, Lisa (Tod) Shook, Jason (Tracie) Moored, Kristy (Luke) Keyzer, Jarrod Sturgis, Jill (James) Harris, Joe (Jessie) Sturgis, Sheila (Rob) Sarro and Tracey (Jeff) Bryant; 28 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Scarborough and a great-granddaughter, Ilah Sturgis.

Burial was at South Martin Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Martin United Methodist Church, Pastor Dave A. Selleck officiating.

Contributions in memory of Ferris may be made to the Martin United Methodist Church.

The family is being served by the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

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