Marie W. Ferguson, 95


Marie Wilma (Luenemann) Ferguson, 95, died Wednesday,  March 3, 2021, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Litchfield.

Private funeral services will be held at Becker and Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive with Larry Mayfield of Hope Tabernacle Church in Staunton officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Olive City Cemetery.

Mrs. Ferguson was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Cahokia Township in Macoupin County, the daughter of the late John and Emilie (Schmidt) Luenemann. She married Hal B. Ferguson on Oct. 5, 1945, at Union Avenue Christian Church in Litchfield, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1969.

She attended Sunnyside School in Cahokia Township in Macoupin County. In the 1940s, she worked in the dietetics department at the old St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, and during World War II, she worked at the Litchfield Tent Factory. From 1970 to 1985, she worked at St. Louis School and Hospital as a lab technician.

Mrs. Ferguson is survived by her daughter, Brenda Ferguson (Edward) Lubrant of Gillespie; grandchildren, Kendra Lubrant (Mark) Liedtke of Castle Rock, CO and Jason Lubrant of Gillespie; nieces, Marian Klekamp (Larry) Mayfield of Staunton, Jane Klekamp (Joe) Taylor of Litchfield and Carol Klekamp (Larry) Frailey of Benld; nephew, John Klekamp of Litchfield; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kim Lubrant Bultema; a sister, Helen Luenemann Klekamp; and a brother-in-law, Harold Klekamp.

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