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Margaret C. Fernea

Nashville , TN

Margaret C. Fernea was born in Chattanooga, TN on November 17, 1921 to the late John Edward and Pearl Selborn Fernea, and she passed away at the age of 92 on July 18, 2014.

Ms. Fernea earned her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Ohio State University in 1948, and completed her Masters of Science in Social Work at Columbia University in 1950. She was a contributor to the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Social Work, and a member of the American Association of Psychiatric Social Workers and West End United Methodist Church. Known for her love of helping children, her feline friends, travel, weaving and the great outdoors, she will also be remembered as a talented gymnast.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, David P. Fernea, and is survived by her niece, Angela Cucmano, and her nephews, David Fernea and Danny Fernea.

Special thanks are extended to Angela Phillips, Monique Woodard, Ruth Birdsong, for their compassionate care of Ms. Fernea in recent years.

The Memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, Thompson Lane, with the Rev. Dr. Michael Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alive Hospice-Nashville and Youth Villages in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Published in The Tennessean on July 23, 2014
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