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George Ferguson

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George Edward Ferguson, 83, Girard, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Girard Medical Center in Girard.
He was born on Jan. 24, 1930, in Fort Scott, the son of Eddie and Opal Howerton Ferguson. He grew up in Blue Mound and graduated from Blue Mound High School in 1948. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kansas State Teachers College now Pittsburg State University.
He was married to Ann Nolin on June 14, 1953, in Blue Mound. George served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 being stationed in Okinawa. He began teaching at the age of 19 in a one-room country school and finished his career of 29 years as principal of elementary and junior high school in the Crest district at Kincaid.
He was a life long member of the Blue Mound United Methodist Church serving as Sunday School superintendent and Sunday School teacher, MYF sponsor and chairman of the board. He was a past member of the southeast Shavers Barbershop group in Iola and was a member of the Barbershop Quartette, singing at many weddings and funerals. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Blue Mound and the V.F.W. in Kincaid.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ann; a son Todd and wife Lori, Girard; and four beloved grandchildren: Brett, Jordanne, Justin and Emily Ferguson all of Girard.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Blue Mound United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory Mound City Chapel. Burial will be in Sunny Slope Cemetery in Blue Mound.
The family suggests contributions to the Blue Mound United Methodist Church and may be left in care of the Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.schneiderfunerals.com.

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