Sunday, May 15, 2011


Shirley's husband Gerald was a teacher at
Chatsworth High School

Shirley Ann Ferguson, 77,
passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011, at her residence in

She was born Oct. 19, 1933, in Terre Haute, to Oscar
Eugene and Hazel Ruth (Burnett) Hartley. She married Gerald J. “Jerry” Ferguson
on April 24, 1953. He survives in Greenwood.

She also is survived by a son, Jerry J. (Lynn) Ferguson
of Long Grove, Ill.

She was preceded in passing by her parents; and a
daughter, Jean Ann Ferguson.

Shirley was employed in the banking industry from 1950
to 1953 and from 1963 to 1970. She was employed by Gateway Services from 1970 to
1976 as a special services recreational director and at Earlywood Education from
1976 to 1980. She supervised the Special Olympics of Johnson County for many

She was a member of the nondenominational Farmers Chapel
Community Church in Terre Haute. She was a member of the Women’s Club in
Chatsworth, Ill., and was active in Special Olympics for several

The Rev. Paul Palusko will conduct a memorial service at
4 p.m. Saturday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31
North) in Franklin. Friends may call from noon until service time Saturday at
the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Americare Hospice,
20 Circle Drive, Franklin, IN 46131; Make-A-Wish Foundation, 6235 Digital Way,
Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46278; or National Jewish Health, 1400 Jackson St.,
Denver CO 80206.

Online condolences may be made at

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