Cleo Ford

Cleo Mardell Ford, 71, of Lewistown died at 3:56 a.m. Aug. 7, 2006, at Graham Hospital Extended Care in Canton.

She was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Lewistown, a daughter of Russell H. and Edna L. Kistner Ford.

Surviving are two daughters, Gena (and Roger) Bowling of Hutchinson, Kan., and Merlena (and Eddie) De La Rosa of Gilbert, Ariz.; two sons, Russell (and Vicki) Pherigo of Havana and Kelly (and Christine) Pherigo of Chandlerville; one sister, Carol Jane (and Gene) Tomkins of Meridian, Miss.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Gene and Merle Ford.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Illinois Street Christian Church in Lewistown.

Cremation will be accorded. There will be no services or visitation. Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to her church at 101 N. Illinois St., Lewistown, IL 61542.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/9/2006