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Arlene Ferguson

August 25, 1929 ~ March 1, 2017 (age 87)

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Graveside Service
May 5, 2017

11:00 AM
Aspen Grove Cemetery
2043 Sunnyside
Burlington, IA 52601

Arlene Ferguson , 87, of Burlington, died at 1:30 AM Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Blair House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Burlington.

Born August 25, 1929, in West Burlington, she was the daughter of Paul and Lessie Bult. On August 30, 1947, she married Kenneth Warren Ferguson in Keokuk. He passed away on May 31, 2016.

She was a graduate of Burlington High School.  

Arlene worked for Burlington Central Bag and Burlap, assisted her sister in a restaurant business at the Lincolnville Cafe and a catering business for Champion Spark Plug, and also worked at Apollo and Burlington High School food service.

She was of the Protestant faith. Arlene took great pride in tending her beautiful flower gardens and vegetable gardens. She shared a love of animals with her husband, Kenny, and they had many beloved pets over the years. Arlene made many beautiful quilts, crocheted afghans, and doilies and was an excellent cook. She enjoyed going to Quarter Horse shows and camp-outs with Kenny and Sherry. Arlene and Kenny enjoyed fishing and camping with friends and family at Lake Geode, the Skunk and Mississippi Rivers, and spending time at Dave and Sherry's cabin.

Survivors include her daughter, Sherry Lynn (David) Zeller of Burlington; one granddaughter, Jessie (Mike) Zeller-Werle of North Liberty; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis Werle of North Liberty; three sisters, Betty Patton, Fern Jones, and Marguerite Wachutka; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Herbert Bult and Lester Bult; and two sisters, Betty Patton and Fern Jones.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.

The Graveside Committal Service for Mrs. Ferguson will be 11:00 AM Friday, May 5, 2017, at Aspen Grove Cemetery with Pastor Dean Graber officiating. 

Memorials have been established for Great River Hospice House and the Des Moines County Humane Society.

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