Juniata resident James Don “Jim” McFerren, 89, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020,
at his home.
Memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 19, at First United Methodist
Church in Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m.
at Juniata Cemetery in Juniata. There will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church or Chorus of the Plains. For
the health and safety of others face masks are required for those attending the funeral,
your cooperation is appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that
you bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you
do not bring one, we can do that for you. Private condolences may be sent to the family at
www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is
serving the family.
Jim was born June 19, 1931, in Covington, KY to Adrian & Helen (Sergeant) McFerren.
He graduated from Juniata High School in 1948 and received his bachelor’s degree in
business from Hastings College in 1952. Jim married Verlene E. Plambeck on April 22,
Jim was a sales representative in the area for many years. He was a member of Juniata
United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church in Hastings, Masonic Lodge
#57, Church Choir, and a founding member of the Chorus of the Plains receiving his 50-
year member pin.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert McFerren; and brothers, Kenneth
McFerren and Roger McFerren.
Wife: Verlene E. McFerren – Juniata, NE
Son & Daughter-in-law: Charles & Ildi McFerren – Budapest, Hungary
Daughter: Deborah McFerren – Juniata, NE
Grandchildren: Alan McFerren
Sister-in-law: Marlys McFerren – CO
Many Nieces & Nephews