Dorothy Ferguson(Stringham)

Ferguson, Dorothy S. (Stringham), 78, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away on Nov. 25, 2011 after a six-year battle with cancer.  She was the daughter of R. Paul and Ruth Stringham, and is survived by her sister, Helen Fridblom, and brother, Howard P. Stringham.

Dorothy married Sam D. Ferguson, who survives, on March 16, 1952.  Also surviving are daughter, Janice A. Lawton, (husband, J.C.), son, Paul S. Ferguson (wife, Deborah), two grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, seven step-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Ferguson was born and grew up in Lawrence, Kansas.  She is a graduate of Liberty Memorial High School, and DeLourdes College in Des Plaines, Illinois.  She taught pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade in Illinois, Oak Grove, Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri and Windsor, Missouri.  Because of her husband’s transfers, she earned credit hours in eight different universities.  She was, by all who knew her, a “gifted educator”.

Funeral services will be held at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS on Wednesday, November 30 at 10:30 a.m. with visitation one hour before the service.  Private burial will be in Lawrence.  A memorial service will also be conducted on Saturday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Raymore Christian Church in Raymore at Highway 58 and Peace Drive.

Instead of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the R.P. and Ruth Stringham Educational Fund, in care of First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive, Lawrence, Kansas, 66049.

4 Condolences

  1. Karl Bloomquist on November 27, 2011 at 9:34 am

    It is with great sadness we learn of Dorothy’s passing. Our sympathies to Sam and her family.
    She was always welcoming and cheerful and we will remember her for that.

    Karl and Wanda Bloomquist
    Mason City, IL

  2. Barbara and Merris on November 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Sam, Janis, Paul:
    We think you know how special Dorothy has been to us for almost 60 years. Truly, she will be missed. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. nancy harrelson on November 30, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Howard, Jennifer, and I are thinking about Aunt Dorothy and what a sweet spirit she was in every way! All of our love and prayers are with you, especially today!

  4. Essence on December 14, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Hot damn, looking ptrety useful buddy.

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