Beatrice Ferguson
1920 - 2021
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Beatrice Ferguson

Newburgh - Beatrice Ferguson, 100, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2021 at Newburgh Health Care. She was born on July 13, 1920, the daughter of the late Clarence and Pearl Dimmett.

She was married to Orance "Red" Ferguson, who preceded her in death in 2001. She was also preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda (2005) & Ronny Hopper (2001); daughter Jeanie Burch in 2010, and son Richard Ferguson in 2013.

She is survived by her daughters Carol (Garry) Hopper of Vail, AZ, and Joanna (Russ) Stilwell of Boonville, IN. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Carol Ferguson; step-daughter, Louwanna; ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Bea was known to her grandchildren as Mama Bea. She was an avid hand quilter, seamstress and knitter. Mama Bea was devoted to her family and lived a long and productive life. She died peacefully with her daughter at her side. Until her death, Mama Bea was the oldest living member of the Good Shepherd Methodist Church in Oakland City, IN.

There will be no services. A family burial service will be on February 19, 2021 at the Blackfoot Cemetery in Pike County, IN. BRADLEY'S COLONIAL CHAPEL is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Methodist Church, P.O. Box 336 Oakland City, IN 47660.

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Published in Courier Press from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19, 2021.
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February 22, 2021
My dad and mom bought Bea and Reds house on Vine St. in Oakland City in or around 1950's after the Ferguson's moved to their new home about a block away. They were super nice people and so were their children. May all the befallen R.I.P.
Charlie Folsom
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