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Ronald J. Ferris

Ronald J. Ferris, 80, Maryville, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 14, 2022.

On September 23, 1942, he was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Ronald and Marjorie (Prusha) Ferris. Ron was a part of the Toledo High School Class of 1960.

He married Linda Sams on August 9, 1969. She survives of the home.

Ronald was a history professor at Northwest Missouri State University for 42 years. He was a member of St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church and the Missouri State Historical Society. Ronald enjoyed traveling and reading.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Bill Ferris.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years; son, Sam Ferris, of Maryville, Missouri; daughter, Anne Terwilleger (Mark), of Kansas City, Missouri; and brother, Dan Ferris (Michelle), of Toledo, Iowa.

Cremation under the direction of Simplify Cremations & Funerals. Services will be held at a later date. Online guest book and obituary at

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