Highland | Monday, October 18 2021 |
Sally Schutt Ferguson, age 76, of Highland, IL died on Monday, October 18, 2021, after a life well-lived. A graduate of Northwestern University, Sally spent 35+ years of her professional life in a fulfilling career at Institutional Research & Studies at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She retired in 2000.
Sally was an active, long-time member of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland where, with her husband, she formed an incredible social network of friends. She was a committed volunteer with the Agency for Community Transit (ACT) and the Tri-Township Water District, serving as president of both until her retirement. She was always planning her next trip, traveling to over 70 countries. She was a curious traveler, very interested in genuine local experiences and supporting local artisans. She spent countless hours in her sewing room, designing beautiful quilts and embroidery. She was a constant learner who knew much about many things and was always eager to share knowledge with any listening ear. She kept a positive outlook on life, despite its heartaches and imperfections. She believed family was everything and will be dearly missed.
She was preceded by her father, Paul J. Schutt; her mother, Margaret (nee Dorr) Schutt; and her brother Paul L. Schutt. She is survived by her husband, Edward “Fergy” Ferguson; her children, Doug (Jenn) Ferguson and Katie (David Tolen) Ferguson; her grandchildren; Lane, Kyle, and Joshua; her sister, Lois S. Stocker; her brother, Jerry (Barb) Schutt; and her nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, IL, on November 13, 2021. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service, 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ or Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation.
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home