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Benjamin "Ben" Walker Friend (Ferwalt)
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Obituary for Benjamin "Ben" Walker Friend (Ferwalt)

Benjamin “Ben” Walker Friend (Ferwalt), of Lockwood, MO, was born November 13, 2004 and left this world on September 19, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO from injuries sustained in a tragic accident on September 17, 2017.

Ben was a very loving child and always had a smile and a hug for everyone. He will be missed by many.

Ben is survived by his parents, Tommy and Andrea Ferwalt of the home; sister, Meleeah of the home; brother, Eli of the home; step-sisters, Shay, Tabby and Tracy; and step-brothers, Tyler and Cody. He also leaves his maternal great-grandmother, Jean West of Stockton, MO; maternal grandmother, Beth West of Stockton, MO; his paternal grandfather, Paul Bowles of Farmington, MO; and a paternal step-grandmother, Georgia Ferwalt of Republic, MO. Ben is also survived by his maternal Aunt, Sarah and her spouse Daniel Greenstreet and their children (Jonathan, Laura and Erick); his maternal Aunt, Monica Bowles and her children (Seth, Michael and Jacob), and his paternal cousins, Jeremy and Amber Boyd and their children (Braden and Ryder) of Greenfield, MO. He is also survived by many great-aunts, great-uncles, aunts, uncles, family members, and friends too numerous to mention; and his biological father, Chip Friend; and step-mother, Tracy and their three children of Greenfield, MO.

Ben was preceded in death by his maternal great-great-grandmother, Wilbia Sell; maternal great-grandfather, Kirby West; his paternal great-grandmother, Marlene Thornburgh; paternal great-grandfather, Tommy Bowles; and his grandfather, Roy Friend.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in the Lockwood High School Gymnasium. Burial will follow in Pennsboro Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. until service time in the Lockwood High School Gymnasium. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ben Friend Memorial Fund established at Arvest Bank of Lockwood. Online condolences may be shared at Services are under the care of Lockwood Funeral Chapel.

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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lockwood High School Gymnasium

400 W. 4th St.
Lockwood, MO 65682





2:30 PM
Lockwood High School Gymnasium

400 W. 4th St.
Lockwood, MO 65682

Cemetery Details


Pennsboro Cemetery

HWY 39 and HWY K
South Greenfield, MO 65752

Memorial Contribution

Ben Friend Memorial Fund at Arvest Bank of Lockwood


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