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Former Bensalem Democratic Committeewoman, Scout Leader Dies

Funeral arrangements have been set for Louise Marie Ferketich, a Bensalem resident of more than 60 years.

Funeral arrangements have been set for Louise Marie Ferketich, a Bensalem resident of more than 60 years. Photo credit: Patch
Funeral arrangements have been set for Louise Marie Ferketich, a Bensalem resident of more than 60 years. Photo credit: Patch
Louise Marie (Thomas) Ferketich, of Bensalem, died on Sunday. She was 86.

Ferketich died at Aria Hospital in Bucks County after suffering a serious fall in her apartment at Wood River Village.

She was born in Philadelphia to Edwin L. Thomas and Matilda (Buchhoffer) Thomas.

Ferketich was married to husband, John F. Ferketich, for 52 years. She graduated from Bensalem High School and spent the remainder of her life in Bensalem, serving as a cub scout leader and a Democratic Committeewoman, among other things.

A resourceful woman, she worked in various fields including Betz Laboratory, where she worked in accounts payable for more than 15 years. She loved dancing, bowling and spending time with her family and many friends.

She attended Mass with her husband at St. Charles Borromeo for more than 50 years while still maintaining a close relationship with her extended church family at Liberty Evangelical Free Church in Philadelphia and Cornwells United Methodist in Bensalem.

Ferketich is survived by her sisters, Cindy and Blanche, and her brother Leedom and his wife Charlotte. She also leaves behind three children, Gail Marie Wharfe, Lois Glenn (James), and John S. Ferketich (Lisa); her grandchildren, Deborah (Fiance Billy), Kristy (Jeffrey), Richard (Chrissy), Daniel and John; and her great- grandchildren; Julianna and Jude Thomas.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Cornwells United Methodist Church, 2284 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, where friends can call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be at Forest Hills Cemetery in Philadelphia. 

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