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Eileen V. Ferguson, age 86, formerly of Grandville, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Metron of Greenville with her family by her side.  The daughter of Arthur & Lillian (Anderson) Henry, she was born on June 15, 1929 in Grand Rapids.  On May 8, 1948, at Wallin Congregational Church, she married Richard Ferguson and together they raised one daughter and enjoyed nearly 68 years of marriage.  Eileen retired from the for Lear-Siegler plant.

A wonderful cook, no one ever left her home with an empty stomach, and her family will long remember her potato salad, bread pudding, and spaghetti sauce…  and even that one dinner of burnt roast beef and instant potatoes, as well as her great sense of humor. 

She was preceded in death by her parents;  and seven brothers and sisters.  Surviving are her husband, Richard "Fergy" Ferguson;  their daughter, Sally & Charles Stephens, all of Greenville;  a sister, Donna Terpstra of Marne;  two grandsons, Michael & Catrice Flynn of Spring lake, and Ryan & Beth Flynn of Grand Rapids;  four step-grandchildren, Christine & Scott Kreiger of Grand Rapids, Kathryn Barr of Arizona, Mike Stephens of Greenville, and Amy & Brian Collins of Caledonia;  three great grandchildren, Grace, Madelyn, and Nolan Flynn, all at home;  and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where the Rosary will be prayed beginning at 7:30 p.m.  The family will also receive relatives and friends from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Charles Catholic Church, Greenville, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.  The Rev. Father Michael F. Cilibraise will preside and burial will take place later at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Grand Rapids. 

Instead of flowers, Eileen would have appreciated contributions in her memory to either Hospice of Michigan or St. Charles Catholic School.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Eileen's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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  1. The Wayne "Jack" Mooney Family on March 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

    With all our love and prayers, I can only imagine Jack was waiting at the pearly gates, greeting Eileen with open arms, giving a guided tour for Fergy! It has been many a year but Gods greatness does prevail! We are sorry for your loss and know the peace and rest Eileen will have forever now! Please call Kirk Mooney 616-696-1433



  2. Mari McKay (Lutker) on March 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Sally, my thoughts and prayers are with you. First my mom and now yours, two great friends are together again. Please give “Fergy” a hug for me. I have so many fond memories of our parents throughout the years. Your mom was a very “special” lady.



  3. Joan Kelder on March 2, 2016 at 12:00 am

    My sincere sympathy to you Fergie and your family
    in the loss of your loved one.



  4. Gayle Clement on March 3, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Our sincere sympathy to you Fergie and your family
    in the loss of your very special Eileen. Many retired friends and Co-workers of Lear Siegler send their thoughts and prayers. From UAW Local 330 retirees, May Gods blessings be with you at this time.



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