Rushville Republican

January 24, 2013

Doris Marie Ferguson, 95

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Doris Marie Ferguson, 95, Sheridan, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.

Mrs. Ferguson was born Feb. 10, 1917 in Clinton County. She was a daughter of the late Ora McNeil and Iva Pearl (Parsons) Harshman.

In 1934, Mrs. Ferguson graduated from Colfax High School. She passed courses to become a nursing aide and from 1967 to 1980 she was employed with Witham Memorial Hospital. Following her work at the hospital, for the next two years she was a private duty nursing aide.

On June 2, 1934 Doris was married to Lotis Emerson Ferguson in Clinton County. After 41 years of marriage Emerson passed away July 23, 1975.

Following their marriage the couple spent three years in Flint, Mich. before returning to Clinton County north of Frankfort where they farmed. They then moved to Boone County near rural Sheridan where they continued farming. From 1947 to 1953 they were residents of Rushville.  

Mrs. Ferguson was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her family. She enjoyed working with ceramics.

Memberships: Lebanon Christian Church, Witham Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at Myers Chapel of Memories, Lebanon.  

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Waugh.

Survivors include children, Danny R. Ferguson, Lebanon, Robert J. Ferguson and wife Peggy, Sheridan, Shirley J. Morgan and husband Robert, Rushville; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband Mrs. Ferguson was preceded in death by a son, Thomas O. Ferguson; a daughter, Wanda S. Marsh, four brothers, Lester Harshman, Ralph Harshman, Jay Harshman and Lloyd Harshman; and a sister, Leota McManama.

Memorials: Charity of the donor’s choice.

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