Nina Dean Patton
September 20, 1925-October 10, 2009
Nina Dean Patton, 84, of Bentonville died Saturday, October 10, 2009, at Northwest Medical Center in
Bentonville. She was born September 20, 1925, in Osage, Arkansas, to Charles A. Ferguson and Mary
Married to Euel S. Patton on May 20, 1949, she spent the rest of her life devoted to him and her family. Nina
Dean was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bentonville where she worked with the Dorcus
Women’s Sewing Ministry, making baby quilts for the needy. As a member of the Merry Matrons Extension
Homemakers Club, she was currently serving as vice-president. For over twenty years, she has served as a
clothing superintendent at the Benton County Fair. Nina Dean spent many years of her life in the role of
Clothing Project Leader for the Centerton 4-H Club where she loved teaching young people to sew. She will
always be remembered as loving and giving by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers.
Nina Dean is survived by her husband of 60 years, Euel Sylvester Patton; two sons, James M. Patton and wife
Brenda of Bentonville, Arkansas; Vernon Patton and wife Darlene of Ozark, Arkansas; one daughter, Janice
Shofner and husband Bob of Centerton, Arkansas; one brother; Charles Ross Ferguson and wife Kathy of
Blackwell, Missouri; four sisters, Leah Ferguson of Bentonville, Arkansas; Marie Fulkerson and husband Harold
of Gentry, Arkansas; Minnie Lou Easley and husband Jackie of Pea Ridge, Arkansas; Nellie Travis and husband
Claude of Chiniak, Alaska; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent for the Nina Dean Patton Memorial 4-H Scholarship fund to the
Benton County 4-H Foundation, 1204 S.W. 14th Street, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00PM Thursday, October 15, 2009 at Stockdale Funeral Services in
Funeral Services will be at 2:00PM Friday, October 16, 2009 at First United Methodist Church in Bentonville
with the Rev. Rex Dickey, and the Rev. Susan Ledbetter officiating. Burial will follow in the Bentonville