WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Ferne Cozad Sticht, a longtime resident of Lost Tree Village, North Palm Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday evening, June 8, 2013, in her home in Winston-Salem. She was 95.
Mrs. Sticht was born Aug. 17, 1917, in Grove City to Steven Scott and Beatrice Holcroft Cozad.
She attended Grove City College, where she was active with the Delta Delta Tau sorority and graduated in 1938 with a secretarial degree.
Ferne married her college sweetheart, J. Paul Sticht, on Oct. 19, 1940, in Grove City. He preceded her in death March 27, 2007.
Mrs. Sticht and her husband had maintained residences in New Hampshire, North Carolina and Florida.
Ferne was passionate about American antiques, interior design and, later in life, watercolor painting.
She is survived by two sons, David, Meredith, N.H.; and Mark, Miami, Fla., and their families.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Sticht was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lois B. Walters.
Memorial contributions may be made to The J. Paul & Ferne Sticht Fund in care of the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC 27157.
Mrs. J. Paul (Ferne Cozad), 95, Winston-Salem, N.C., formerly of Grove City and Lost Tree Village, North Palm Beach, Fla.
Service and burial: Memorial service at noon Friday, June 21, 2013, in Davis Memorial Chapel at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem. A private family graveside committal will take place in Grove City.
Arrangements by CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.