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NAME: Clapsaddle, Ruth (m. J. William Ferguson)

OBIT: 6 May 1965 Atlantic News

  Mrs. Ruth Ferguson, 73, wife of Will Ferguson, 704 Linn street, died Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Atlantic Memorial hospital. She entered the hospital April 24.
 Mrs. Ferguson was born in DeKalb, Ill., Oct. 1, 1891, the daughter of Omar and Mary Cox Clapsaddle and grew to womanhood in South Dakota. She was married to Mr. Ferguson at Mitchell, S.D., Feb 11, 1915 and they moved to a farm north of Atlantic in 1938. Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson retired and moved to Atlantic in 1957. She was a member of the Atlantic First Methodist church, WSCS, OES and Atlantic Mothers club.
 Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Elmer L. Nelson of Griswold and Mrs. Lyle Harris of Atlantic, two sons, Donald W. Ferguson of Bloomington, Ill., and Dale A. Ferguson of Carlisle; a brother, Clarence Clapsaddle of Twin Falls, Idaho, and ten grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, a brother and a granddaughter.
 Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the First Methodist church, the Rev. R.A. McBlain officiating. The family will meet relatives and friends at the funeral home from 7:30 to 9 Friday evening and the casket will be taken to the church Saturday morning. Burial will be in the Atlantic cemetery.

 Funeral services for Mrs. Will Ferguson were held at 1:30 this afternoon at the First Methodist church, the Rev. R.A. McBlain officiating. Organ selections by Mrs. Meredith W. Walker were "Whispering Hope" and "Old Rugged Cross". Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Harris and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Knop were in charge of flowers.
 Casket bearers were LeRoy Smith, Ralph Conklin, Otis Blakely, Lloyd Harris, Gail Harris and Glenn Nelson. Burial was in the Atlantic cemetery.

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