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Margaret Ann "Peggy" Ferguson, 94, of Traverse City, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions. Peggy was born on March 14, 1922 in Findlay, Ohio, to her parents, Ernest W. and Olive (Young) McCall, and was one of three daughters.
Peggy graduated from Findlay High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Muskingum College. She completed her graduate work at Bowling Green State University, where she earned a master's degree.
She was a school teacher and librarian for 20 years with Donnell Jr. High School in Findlay, Ohio. Upon retiring in 1984 she moved to the Traverse City area.
She married David A. Ferguson on June 13, 1944 in Findlay, Ohio, and the couple raised a daughter and two sons together.
Peggy enjoyed reading, knitting, needlepoint, gardening, camping, traveling and church activities at the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City.
Peggy was a member of P.E.O., Child Conservation League, Ladies Hospital Auxiliary, Campfire Girls was an elder at Presbyterian Church.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who always put others first and put her trust in God foremost.
Peggy is survived by her children, David E. (Donna) Ferguson, of Lander, Wyoming, Ann E. (Rick, deceased) Hileman and Bob L. (Megan) Ferguson, of Marengo, Ohio; grandchildren, Michelle Gomez, Mike Hileman, David Lee Ferguson, Emily Hargrove and Andy Ferguson; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Nancy Morris (Paul), of Traverse City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David A. Ferguson (July 2, 2001); and a sister, Dorothy Shadle.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Peggy's name may be directed to the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City.
Please share your thoughts and memories with Peggy's family by way of her online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on  February 23, 2017
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