Thursday, January 26, 2006

Naomi Ferguson, 95, of Purdy, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at Red rose Inn, Cassville. She was born Nov. 15, 1910, in Purdy, to the late Wesley and Gertrude Wormington Henderson. She married Henry Ferguson in 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1982.

She was a retired cook from Purdy School District and a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Purdy.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; her stepfather, Ewin Davis; one son, Buddy Ray Mizer; a granddaughter, Rita Cleason; three brothers, Earl Henderson, Jim Henderson, and Ralph Davis; and one sister, Ruby Rickman.

Survivors include: three daughters, Wilma Hall, of Cassville, Ruth Farmer, of Garden Plain, Kan., and Carole Garrison, of Purdy; three sons, Bill Mizer, of Wichita, Kan., Bob Mizer, of Cassville, and Charles Ferguson, of Marionville; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett, with Rev. Tony Martin and Rev. Doyle Russell officiating, followed by interment in Arnhart Cemetery, near Purdy.

Memorials may be made to Red Rose Inn Activity Fund.