CENTRALIA — JoAnn Ferguson, 85, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, surrounded by her family.
She was born October 20, 1933, in Bristow, Oklahoma, daughter of John “Ted” Frederick Woodson Kime and Ruth (Tripplet) Kime. She married Donald Earl “Doc” Ferguson on January 30, 1953, in Effingham and he preceded her in death on July 1, 1996.
She is survived by three children: Larry Ferguson and wife Vickie of Centralia, Jolene Hutchison and husband Gary of Dix and Jeff Ferguson of Centralia; a step-daughter: Diane Hostetler and husband Larry of Little Elm, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and one on the way; a brother-in-law: Paul Ferguson of Centralia; two sisters-in-law: La Donne Thompson of Centralia and Marcia Kime-Bierman of Walnut Hill; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son: Randy Ferguson, a daughter: Melissa Sharp, a grandson: Dylan Moore, a great-grandson: Holdyn McDonal, a brother: Randy Kime, a sister: Dorothy Kime, and a sister-in-law: Pauline Ferguson.
JoAnn worked at WRXX Radio Station in Centralia as a Office Manager for many years and she also worked at Toppers in Centralia as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed reading, cooking and baking. JoAnn was a caretaker, no matter what she would help anyone and her door was always open.
Funeral Services for JoAnn Ferguson will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia with John Willis officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11: a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Six Lemons and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Ferguson family.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com.