Fereleen Acton, 1940 – 2018

Services were held Wednesday, May 23, at St Brigid Catholic Church in Grand Junction for Fereleen Acton, 77, of Rippey.

The Rev Jeff Schleisman, pastor of the church, celebrated the Mass of the Resurrection. Heather Acton was lector. Brenda Roberts was soloist, accompanied by Lois Last.

Honorary bearers were Cap and Sandy Ridgway, Jim and Lois Last, Joel and Jenon Cody, Jon Cody, Dianne Blackmer, Julie Blackmer, Jerry and Janice Kennedy, Marietta and Harry Coil, and Bev and Larry Murphy.

Interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Grand Junction.

Fereleen (Roberts) Acton, 77, of rural Rippey died Sunday, May 20, 2018, on the family farm.

Fereleen Willa (Roberts) Acton was born June 10, 1940, in Elk Creek, MO, to Willard and Grace (Browne) Roberts. She graduated from Scranton High School in Scranton in 1960 and attended the Iowa School of Beauty.

On Jan 7, 1967, she was united in marriage to Daniel Acton at St. Brigid Church. Fereleen worked for a time in a salon before staying home to raise her family and work on the farm with Dan. Fereleen loved her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, Hannah and Emma. She volunteered throughout the community, loved any garage sale she could find and was a long-time season ticket holder of the Drake University women’s basketball team.

She is survived by her husband Daniel Acton of Rippey; sons Chris (Melody) Acton of Des Moines and Jon (Heather) Acton of Jefferson; daughters Heather Acton of Des Moines and Heidi Acton of Columbus, NE; granddaughters Hannah and Emma; sisters Ollie Radthje of Perry and Gladys (Joe) Taylor of Jefferson; brothers David (Marilyn) Roberts of Jefferson, Delmar (Carol) of Marshalltown, and Doyle Roberts of and Donald (Pat) Roberts of Scranton; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Midwest in her name.

The family was assisted by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Jefferson.

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