Retta Ferguson, 83

Retta Ann Ferguson, 83, of Greensburg passed away on January 16, 2021.  She was born on February 14, 1937 in Velpen, Indiana the daughter of Lewis and Edna (Jones) Hochmeister.  Retta was a 1954 graduate of Huntingburg High School.  She married Irvin R. Ferguson on February 14, 1959 and together they had two children, Tim and Jan.  Retta worked for Norbert Schneider Law, the office at Delta Faucet, Union Bank and First Federal throughout her life.  She attended First Christian Church and through the church was very active in the The Kid’s Closet program and helping with funeral meals. She volunteered at DCMH, in the Ladies Auxillary and Lions Club. Retta was most happy when her family was together, she was cooking and baking pies.Survivors include: Husband, Irvin “Fergie” Ferguson; Children, Tim (Belinda) Ferguson, South Carolina and Jan (Brian) Wyatt; Brother, Gordon (Jean) Hochmeister; Grandchildren, Kayla Wyatt, Indianapolis, Erin (Chris) Shaul, South Carolina, Ryan Ferguson, South Carolina; Great Grandson, Levi Shaul; and Sister in laws, Brenda Hochmeister and Kris Hochmeister.  She was preceded in death by her Parents, Lewis and Edna Hochmeister; Siblings, Freddy (Rose) Hochmeister, Janice (Don) Blackgrove, Larry Hochmeister and Noble Hochmeister; Nephew, Michael Hochmeister; and Great Niece Erica Hochmeister.A Private Funeral will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and will be viewable for friends on the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home Facebook Page at 10:00 am.  There will be a public Visitation observing all CDC requirements and wearing masks from 11:30-1:30pm. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Rev. Ray Sweet will be officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the First Christian Church Scholarship Fund. Online condolences can be made to the family at

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