Faye Evelyn Ferguson

Born: Thu., Jan. 30, 1913
Died: Sun., May 22, 2011

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Mrs. Faye Evelyn Ferguson, age 98, died Sunday May 22, 2011 at Cotillion Ridge Nursing Home, Robinson, Illinois, following several months of declining health. She was born January 30, 1913 in Sullivan, Indiana, the daughter of Otis Everett and Minnie (Hawkins) Purcell. On September 8, 1929 she married Glenwood "Pappy" Ferguson and he preceded her in death June 1, 1996. She was employed by Ettlebrick Shoe Company, Robinson, Illinois as a Stitcher Machine Operator; worked for the Index Notion Store, Robinson and Oblong and also for Mitchell Florist, Robinson, Illinois; was a Post Mistress for the Stoy Post Office, Stoy, Illinois. Faye was a member of the Palestine First Christian Church, Palestine, Illinois; Crawford County Home Extension for 51 years; Ladies Aid Group, Stoy Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James O. and Mary A. Ferguson, Oblong, Illinois, Thomas Ray and Mary Ellen Ferguson, Kathleen, Florida; daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda Sue and Paul McFarland, Terre Haute, Indiana, Nina Jane and Dale O'Dell, Stoy, Illinois; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Shirley Purcell, Foster, Kentucky; sisters Ruth Sheese, Robinson, Illinois and Betty Jones, Atwood, Illinois; fifteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, twelve great-great-grandchildren and several nieces an nephews. Faye was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenwood Ferguson; a son, Bill J. Ferguson; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Ferguson in 2007; brothers, Jack, Bill and Robert; sisters, Marie Leggitt and Maxine Kirk; a granddaughter, Norma Faye Ferguson and a grandson, Jeremy Heleine.

Funeral services will be Saturday May 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois with Bro. Rick Catt officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until time of services at 1:00 pm. Burial will be in the Palestine City Cemetery, Palestine, Illinois.

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05/26/2011 -

Margie Wiseman

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Faye as a fixture for me in Stoy. She was my Grandparents neighbor before we moved across the street, so I have known her all my life. I was thankful when she would drive my mother to Home Ext. She was good to my folks by watering the flowers and taking care of the house when they were in FL those many years. I know she will be missed by her family, but also by her long time friends and acquaintances. I was glad to have known her.


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