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Esta Mae Ferguson

Jun 21, 2017
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Esta Mae Ferguson, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Donnellson Health Center in Donnellson.

A funeral service for Ferguson will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 24, at the Rome Baptist Church, in Rome. Pastor Guy Sammons will officiate. Burial will be in the White Oak Cemetery, in rural Rome. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m., on Friday at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mt. Pleasant. The family will be present to receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the family for Rome Baptist Church. Online condolences may be directed to

Ferguson was born Dec. 31, 1937, in Mt. Pleasant. She was the daughter of Clarence and Irma (Lee) Sammons. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1956, On June 4, 1956, in Kahoka, Mo., she was united in marriage to Walter Junior Ferguson. He preceded her in death.

Ferguson worked at Metromail, McIntyres, the Hi-Hat Café and Emerson Electric, all in Mt. Pleasant. She then became the Manager of the former Newsland in Mt. Pleasant. Ferguson then went on to become the Assistant Manager of the Mt. Pleasant A&W Restaurant, and remained there when the restaurant became Buns & Company. She then went to work for the former Motorola Corp. in Mt. Pleasant, from which she retired in 2001. During her working career and even after retirement, she was an in-home caregiver for several Mt. Pleasant residents.

Ferguson enjoyed playing card games and dominoes with relatives and friends. She had a gifted knack for sewing sequins on cloth calendars. She had a keen eye and ability to solve and assemble jigsaw puzzles. Ferguson enjoyed feeding cardinals and other wild birds and squirrels. She always made time for her grandchildren, flowers and gardens.

Ferguson is survived by five children, Joey (Debra) Ferguson, of Mt. Pleasant, Larry (Jennifer) Ferguson, of Dallas, Ga., Sonny Ferguson, of Mt. Pleasant, Rusty (Sheryl) Ferguson, of Stillwater, Minn., and April (Kevin) Perron, of Mt. Pleasant; three step children, Everett (Susie) Ferguson, of Davenport, Judy (Bruce) McGriff, of Naperville, Ill., and Linda Dawdy of Salt Lake City, Utah; one brother, Guy (Diane) Sammons, of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Rosie Wiggins, of Mt. Pleasant; 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and four brothers, Darrell, Don, Henry and Dennis Sammons.


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