Jane Nancy Ferguson, 81, of Wellington Township, passed away Monday, September 24, 2007 at the Renaissance Health Center in Olmsted Township following a two year battle with cancer. Mrs. Ferguson was born on July 10, 1926 in Akron, grew up in Firestone Park, and graduated from Uniontown High School.
Culminating ten years of studying classical piano, Mrs. Ferguson attended the St. Louis Institute of Music and Washington University in MO.
Mrs. Ferguson played the organ at Wellington's Christ Community Church for over fifty years where she also directed the choir.
Following her marriage, Mrs. Ferguson worked as the bookkeeper for the family farms. She also maintained a diary of the Country's grain prices and Lorain County's daily weather highs and lows.
For many years she worked on election days for the Lorain County Board of Elections.
Mrs. Ferguson traveled extensively from Mackinac Island to Jekyll Island to Prince Edward Island. With her husband, daughter, and close friends, she completed over 150 bus trips in the Continental United States and Canada.
During her life, she enthusiastically followed the victories and defeat of the Cleveland Indians and fondly remembered attending the 1948 World Series.
She additionally enjoyed listening to sacred and classical music, baking pies, reading daily newspapers and informative periodicals, watching classical movies, cooking meals from "scratch", attending the Lorain County Fair, and caring for animals, especially her beloved cats and dogs.
She is survived by children, Kenneth (Susan) Ferguson of Medina, Roger (Yang) Ferguson of Huntington Township, and Nancy M. Ferguson-Land of Wellington Township; and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Ferguson was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Ferguson (January 2005); her parents, Harvey Hilton Patterson and Margaret C. Patterson (nee Cornell); and her brother, H. H. Patterson, Jr.
Mrs. Ferguson will be buried at Greenwood Cemetery following funeral and graveside services conducted by Pastor Gary West. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the American Cancer Society, 43099 N. Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035. T. G. Cowling Funeral Home is handling arrangements.