Edith Ferguson

December 12, 1920 — October 9, 2007

Edith Ferguson

Edith V. Ferguson, 86, of Keithsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at First Christian Church, Keithsburg. Burial is in Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at First Christian Church, Keithsburg. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo, is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church or Keithsburg Fire/Ambulance. She was born Dec. 12, 1920, in Keithsburg, the daughter of Bart and Lilly Landon Gaylor. Edith married Elmer "Babe" Ferguson on Aug. 20, 1938, in Muscatine, Iowa. He preceded her in death on March 7, 2006. Edith had worked in Keithsburg at the McKee Button Factory then later at Cannon Bronze for 30 years, retiring in 1981. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids. She was a member of First Christian Church, Keithsburg Senior Center and Royal Neighbors of America. Survivors (and their spouses) include twin daughters, Lois Frieden, Keithsburg and Louise (Tom) Whitehall, East Moline; one son, Dempsey (Nancy) Ferguson, Aledo; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren with two on the way; one brother, Russell Gaylor, Keithsburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, Billy and Ronald Gaylor.

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