Mary Christine Ferguson


    Mary Christine (nee Roadifer) Ferguson of Steelville, Missouri was born on Sunday, September 7, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri to Cecil George and Margaret Katherine De Beaux Roadifer and passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the age of 73 years, 9 months and 6 days.


    Mary graduated from Maryland Heights High School.  She was a natural caregiver and worked as a CNA in Desloge, Missouri for many years.
    She married Sherman Lewis Ferguson on September 11, 1995 in Bonne Terre, Missouri.  They lived in Piedmont, Missouri for many years before moving to Steelville, Missouri in 2016.
    She accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at an early age and enjoyed attending Deer Creek Church in Cuba, Missouri.
    Mary enjoyed crafts, sewing and working with her hands.  She made clothes for herself.  She loved to garden and used to make a 30’ x 45’ garden while living in Jefferson County.  She liked to go fishing, especially for trout and catfish.
    She and Sherman enjoyed camping and went to campgrounds all over Missouri, she particularly enjoyed staying in Branson, Missouri.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Margaret Roadifer; brothers, Terry Roadifer and Cecil Bud “Pop Eye” (Diane) Roadifer; sisters-in-law, Geneva (Leonard) Owens, Bonnie (Edward) Molitor and Glenda (Robert) Parks.
    She is survived by her husband, Sherman Ferguson of Steelville, Missouri; children, James (Julie) Hutchen of House Springs, Missouri, Shannon (Matt) Machelett of Gerald, Missouri, Jason Ferguson of Potosi, Missouri, Sherman Jr. (Linda) Ferguson of Indiana, Travis (Anna) Ferguson of Bismarck, Missouri, Katrina Ferguson of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Toni (Kenneth) McGowan of Piedmont, Missouri; brothers, James (Penny) Roadifer and Ralph Roadifer, both of Piedmont, Missouri; sister-in-law, Leanna (Tom) Rigdon of St. Louis, Missouri; brother-in-law, Stanley (Pat) Ferguson of Potosi, Missouri; 21 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    The family chose cremation as her final disposition.  There will be a private family service at a later date.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.