Lily Ferguson, 97, of Findlay passed away at Primrose Retirement Community on Thursday, April 13, 2023. She was born on April 25, 1925 in Lexington, Kentucky to the late William M. and Lucy (Brock) Cook, and grew up at the Junior Order United American Mechanics Lodge Home in Tiffin, Ohio with her brother and sister from the age of five. On June 20, 1946, she married Hugh Ferguson at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Findlay. They were married nearly 66 years until Hugh preceded her in death on June 5, 2012.
Lily is survived by their son; James (Mary) Ferguson and two daughters; Pamela (Don) Fleck and Karen (John) Wallace, all of Findlay; five grandchildren; Barbara (David) Lawrence, Brian (Susan) Fleck, Amy (Justin) Jaeger, Eric (Monica) Ferguson, and Katherine Wallace. She was blessed with ten great grandchildren; Samantha (Kevin) Boose, Jacob and Benjamin Lawrence, Haleigh (Bailey) Griffin and Hunter Fleck, Zachary and Kelsey Ferguson, and Tavin and Maren Jaeger, as well as three great great grandchildren Owen, Alexandra, and Sawyer Boose and many special nieces and nephews. Lily was preceded in death by her brother Ernest Cook, sister Alice Bright and a great granddaughter Alexandra Lawrence.
Lily graduated from Findlay High School in 1944. Lily retired as secretary of the Plant Manager at RCA/GE in 1989. She was an active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Findlay.
Lily enjoyed spending time with her family and journaling about her life. She and Hugh spent many hours supporting their family by attending various concerts, programs and sporting events.
As her family, we would like to give a special "Thank You" to the caring staff at Primrose Retirement community.
Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, 500 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio. The funeral service will begin at 10:30 am Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 935 West Bigelow Avenue, Findlay with Pastor Denny Maurer officiating. A one-hour visitation prior to the service will begin at 9:30 am at the church on Wednesday. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church or to Primrose Retirement Community of Findlay, 8580 Township Road 237 Findlay, Ohio 45840.
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