Mercedes L. Ferguson

February 3, 2021

Mercedes L. Ferguson, 82, of Colfax, passed away February 3, 2021 in her home.  She was born on October 20, 1938 in Sanlucar, Spain to Jose Lopez Constanial and Rosario Lopez Montanio.  She married Howard L. “Buck” Ferguson on February 10, 1960 in Spain and he preceded her in death on July 31, 2012.

Mercedes was a Homemaker and had also worked for Miller’s Restaurant and at Shoestring Corp.  She was a member and past President of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Memorial donations may be made in Mercedes’ honor to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL  60601.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit 1-4 p.m. Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Private Family Services will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Colfax.  Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

Surviving are her Daughter: Madeline Sanders of Colfax; Sons: Howard L. (Lucia) Ferguson Jr. of Fishers and Robert “Bobby” (Mark) Ferguson-Arvin of Indianapolis; 14 Grandchildren: Nathan (Alisha) Pritchard, Nicole (Jason) Flynn, Chelsi Johnson, Duston Gleason (Carrie Gabel), Shana Ferguson, Natasha (Chad) Chapman, Breona (Killian) O’Brien, Tori (Aaron) Cooper, Nikki Mckinzie, Jessica Pal, Maria (Bill) Higer, Amanda (Kyle) Roberts, Megan (Chad) Myers, Howard (Brittany) Black; and 24 Great-Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter: Margarita Pritchard, son: Donald “Gene” Ferguson, son-in-law: Doug Sanders, and 7 brothers and sisters.


Leave your Condolences

21 Condolences for “Mercedes L. Ferguson”

  1. Lawrence and Jodi February 4, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Your in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Amanda February 4, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    I will forever miss you many I love you so much.

  3. Sinedia Warnecke (Arroyo) February 4, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    May memories of “Mercedes Ferguson ” and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

  4. Rachel McGirt February 4, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    God got another sweet lady now she is an angel watching from above Hugs & Prayers to you all

  5. Diana Haughs February 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Deepest sympathy for all the family. Mercedes and Buck were always so nice. I’m sure that Mercedes is so happy to be with her Buck. Prayers for all.

  6. James L Ferguson February 4, 2021 at 8:13 pm


  7. Vladimir & Dianne Rosenzweig February 4, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Sending heartfelt condolences to Bobby and Mark and your dear family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  8. Mike n Patty Deford February 4, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Madeline n family. My heart goes out to you n your family. Now shes at peace. Enjoy visiting with her threw out the years. ((((Hugs))))

  9. Kendra Newhart February 4, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Forever thankful for my time with her ❤️

  10. Vicki Albaugh February 5, 2021 at 5:41 am

    So sorry to see this🙏🙏. Hugs and prayers to you Madaline

  11. Libbi Lenehan Smith February 5, 2021 at 6:40 am

    Mercedes was always one of favorite people…you always felt special and loved! Then she met my grandma and they became BINGO buddies…they were quite a pair at that! They loved each other almost a such as BINGO LOL!
    To all the family…I pray your happy memories outnumber your tears! Love to you all.

    • Shana February 6, 2021 at 2:33 pm

      There will be a picture of them 2 together playing BINGO on ther video.

  12. Lisa Albright February 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you all for allowing me to share in her journey. She was such a special woman.

    • Shana February 6, 2021 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you for everything you done for her!!! You have become apart of our family! ❤

  13. Ron & carol suter February 5, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    She was a wonderful neighbor and friend

  14. Susan Lee February 6, 2021 at 6:27 am

    So sorry for your loss
    I’m sure my mom, Mabel, was waiting for her so they could go fishing. Hugs and prayers.

  15. Jamie Hardesty February 6, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    So sorry for everyone’s loss. Remembering Aunt Mercedes Smile. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

  16. Stella February 6, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    My old friend now gone. I loved you.. But as time passes we shall all go to your place of Peace. I have so much to be sorry for. For not visiting you way more often than I did. May God Bless this family in ways not known before.

  17. Suilon Benjamin February 7, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Dear Mercedes Family,
    Our families have been blessed to be Colfax family together from our Mom’s being BINGO Buddies to close friends because my Mom, Betty could always understand her… Loved our kids & grandkids growing up together from Lorra & Bobby being dance partners to watching them play summer ball at the park… I just saw your Mom/G-ma before Christmas when I took her the Spanish calendar from St Mary’s like I always do… she told me she was on Hospice & she was comfortable so after a prayer I told her I would see her next in Heaven where she & my mother would probably be playing BINGO or comparing Grandkid photos…
    Love & Sympathy prayers for you all… She will be missed by all…
    God Bless, Suilon & Terry & All the Lenehan girls…

  18. Pam Ferguson February 7, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Howie , Madeline, Bobby, and my Entire Ferguson family, I tried to do the hugs from home , but it wouldn’t let me. With Covid and cold temps I’m not able to attend any thing. My heart and soul are with each and every one of you. I have the best memories ever with this family forever. Mom and dad Ferguson was the best loved in the community and their friends. Regardless everyone was there forever for each other. Now the hlue dnd branches are separated and her soul is free with Jesus dnd the others at Jesus Christ home. Forever.
    Love to all. Pam

  19. Bonnie Hemmerling February 7, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Mercedes will always have a special place in my heart. We will miss her very much. She is celebrating being reunited with Buck, Margi and Gene. I love you all

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