Ruth Ann Ferguson, 83, Huntingburg

Ruth Ann Ferguson, 83, of Huntingburg, died Sunday, June 30, at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Jasper September 13, 1935, to Harry and Henrietta (Miller) Vonderheide. She married Walter Ferguson July 5, 1955, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. He died August 20, 2000.

Ruth worked as a cook at the Medco Nursing Center and Huntingburg Convalescent Center. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg. She enjoyed reading, flowers, birds, kids and dogs.

She is survived by three daughters, Marilyn Carrico, Huntingburg, and Sheilah Eversman and Jenny Himsel, both of Jasper; eight sons, Randy, Steve, Tony, and Chris Ferguson, all of Huntingburg, Gary Ferguson, Lincoln City, Tom Ferguson, Haysville, Trell Ferguson, Corydon, and Cameron Jay Ferguson, Jasper; three sisters, Pat Opel, Haysville, Jane Schnell, Jeffersonville, and Delores Russell, Rancho Cordova, California; 31 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Ken Ferguson, two sisters, Lucille and Virginia Friedman, one brother, Melvin Vonderheide, and one granddaughter, Natasha Lynn.

Friends may call from 9-10:30 a.m. Monday at Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Online condolences can be shared at A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church with Father Ryan Hilderbrand officiating.

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