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Mabel Ferguson

Friday, June 8, 2007

Mabel Ferguson, daughter of the late Wiley and Ida Bell Carwile Gillis, was born in Dexter on Oct. 4, 1919, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on June 7, 2007, at the age of 87.

Mrs. Ferguson had lived in Dexter most of her life. She worked as a supervisor at the Stoddard County Sheltered Workshop before her retirement and was a member of the Church of Christ in Dexter.

Surviving are two sons, Gary Allen Tandski of Dexter, Derill Ferguson, Jr. of Hartville, Ohio; three daughters, Brinda Wallis, LaVerne Tinker and LaVeda Banken, all of Dexter; 14 grandchildren: Richard, Michael and Savanna Tandski, Jim Wallis, Melinda Keys, Martin Wallis, Jason and Lance Banken, Leslie Noles, Joyce Snider, Yvonne Bosson, Michelle, Raquel and Samantha Ferguson; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Gene Gillis; and one sister, Olive Ellis.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2007, after 11 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Bro. Dale Grissom of Dexter officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.


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