Joyce B. Ferguson


Joyce B. Ferguson, 88, of Medina, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Akron General Hospital following a sudden illness. She was born in Medina on April 9, 1930 to John and Effie (Grissinger) Butdorff.

Joyce spent her childhood in the Medina and Wayne County areas and graduated from West Salem H.S. in 1948. She married James Ferguson in 1949 and began raising their family.

Joyce obtained her teaching degree and later earned her Masters in Education from Ashland University. She taught for 30 years in Wayne County, mostly in the Northwestern School District. She also substituted in the Ashland City School system.

She was a member of the Seville United Methodist Church and previously was a member of West Salem and Trinity United Methodist churches. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star in West Salem.

She is survived by her children, Jack (Colette) Ferguson of Riverside, California, Jean (Craig) Reynolds of Houston, Texas, Jerry Ferguson of Doylestown, Joy (Steve) Brewer of Charleston, South Carolina, Janet Ferguson of Medina; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 2 to 5 P.M. at Parker Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi, where the funeral service will be held Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10 A.M. The Reverend Donald Trigg and Steve Brewer will officiate. Interment will follow at Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery in Polk, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Seville United Methodist Church, 74 West Main St., Seville, OH 44273.

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