George Edward Ferguson, age 83, of Girard, Kansas died Friday December 13, 2013 at the Girard Medical Center in Girard, Kansas. He was born on January 24, 1930 in Fort Scott, Kansas the son of Eddie and Opal Howerton Ferguson. He grew up in Blue Mound, Kansas and graduated from Blue Mound High School in 1948. He received his B.S and M.S. degrees from Kansas State Teachers College now Pittsburg State University. He was married to Ann Nolin on June 14, 1953 in Blue Mound. George served in the United States Army form 1951 to 1953 being stationed in Okinawa. He began teaching at the age of 19 in a one room country school and finished his career with 29 years as principal of elementary and JR high school in the Crest district at Kincaid, Kansas He was a life long member the Blue Mound United Methodist Church serving as Sunday School Superintendent and Sunday School teacher, MYF sponsor and chairman of the board. He was a past member of the southeast Shavers Barbershop group in Iola, Kansas and was a member of the Barbershop Quartette, singing at many weddings and funerals. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Blue Mound and a member of the V.F.W in Kincaid. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Ann, a son Todd and wife Lori of Girard, and four beloved grandchildren: Brett, Jordanne, Justin and Emily Ferguson all of Girard.
Services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday December 19, 2013 at the Blue Mound United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 Pm Wednesday December 18, 2013 at the Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory Mound City Chapel. Burial will be in the Sunny Slope Cemetery in Blue Mound, Kansas. The family suggests contributions to the Blue Mound Untied Methodist Church and may be left in C/O the Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory P.O. Box J Mound City, Kansas 66056. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.schneiderfunerals.com.