Donna Jane Ferguson
Donna J. Ferguson, 77, of Springfield, died at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born January 26, 1936 in Springfield to Merval P. and Cornelia Kramp Smith.
Survivors include four daughters, Robin (Brian) McKibben and Kathy (Mike) Moreland both of Springfield, Linda (Tim) Hulett of Shreveport, LA and Karen Kirk of Chatham; one son, Edward (Karen) Ferguson of Bloomington; one daughter-in-law, Cindy Ferguson of Springfield; fourteen grandchildren, Cari, Doug, Craig, Angie, Tug, Alan, Krysten, Joe, Kyle, Billy, Andrew, Jacob, Jeff and Daniel; ten great grandchildren with one on the way; one sister, Carolyn McConnell of Arizona and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband and the father of her children, Gerald W. Ferguson, Sr.; one son, Gerald Ferguson, Jr.; one grandson, Samuel Hulett; 2nd husband, Delmar Blakeman and two brothers, Jere and Gary Smith.
Donna was a devoted member of Calvary Temple Christian Center. She volunteered at Memorial Hospital Surgical Unit and was a member of Grasshoppers Golf League and Ladies Bridge Group. She was a former member of Eagles Club, Elks Club and Ski-Club. She was very active in her family and grandchildren’s lives. Along with her husband she owned and operated Angelo’s Pizza.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Friday, March 1, 2013 at Calvary Temple Christian Center.
Funeral Service: 10 am, Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Calvary Temple Christian Center with Pastor Mark Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Temple Christian Center or to Central Illinois Blood Bank.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Gupta and Staff for the wonderful care and encouragement.
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Heartfelt condolences from the Younkin family in Missouri. Dear Robin, and family, know that we are thinking of you and praying for you during this saddest of times.
Every four weeks I had the privilege of witnessing a miracle. I loved spending those moments with Donna, as I would style her hair. She was always up and very encouraging, no matter how much was on her plate. She loved you kids and always brought me up to date with the grandkids. She was so very proud of you all. Today she is walking the streets of gold with her loved ones who have been waiting at the gates of Heaven. She is proably playing her first round of golf there. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the services this weekend but will remember you all in prayer.
I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Ferguson family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Donna be foremost in your hearts and minds along with this wonderful promise that Jesus made at John 5:28,29. Again, my sincere condolences.
Mary Ellen Creighton posted on 3/1/13
My heart goes out to all of Donna's family. She was a very caring, christian woman who I will always remember. Our extended time together in Arizona was very special. The opportunity to meet some of her family, and to go on Robin's bus trip, made me feel closer to Donna. I know how much she loves each and every one of you and would want you to celebrate her life. God bless you all.