June 27, 1928 - October 18, 2016
Vara La Rue (“Chick”) Hume Ferrell, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, in her home outside Waxahachie, TX, surrounded by family. She was born 6/27/28, in Walnut Springs, TX, to Clifford Cook and Mabyn (Morrison) Cook. She graduated from Walnut Springs High School, and attended SMU until her marriage to Robert Bruce Hume on February 13, 1951. They had three children together and he preceded her in death on December 27, 1973. Years later, she married Robert Ferrell in Dallas who also preceded her in death on June 2, 1999. She was a big promoter of volunteer work from being a troop girl scout leader and boy scout den mother for her children when they were young, to volunteering through the prison ministry for the woman’s prison in Dallas handing out books and talking with the in-mates, and volunteering with the USO at DFW greeting incoming and outgoing veterans. Her love of animals and nature were also important to her and she enjoyed talking to the veterans about their dogs and family pets. She also loved spending time with her many friends at Waxahachie Bible Church and playing Bunco with her many friends at Waxahachie Senior Citizens Center. Her sister Retta Cook; her children Leah (Ray) Wilson, Cliff Hume, and Ann Sutter; her grandchildren William (Lauren) Sutter and Stephen Sutter; her niece Connie (Dick) Sandlin and her nephew Frank Cook survive her. Family, friends, and others whose lives La Rue touched are invited to Waxahachie Bible Church, 621 N. Grand Ave., Waxahachie, at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, October 29, 2016, to reminisce, grieve, and support each other. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Ellis County SPCA or Operation Kindness in Carrollton.
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