Cheryl McCarthy Ferguson

Cheryl McCarthy Ferguson, 62, joined her parents and two brothers in heaven, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.

She dedicated her life to caring for others as an LPN for more than 40 years with various companies, including Riverside Methodist Hospital, American Oxygen and retired from Emeritus at Chestnut Hill. She was a member of St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church since 1978. A loving mother, sister and wonderful friend will be missed by all who knew her kind smile and contagious giggle.

She is survived by her husband, Michael D. Ferguson; children, Susan Ferguson, Christine (Joshua) Tolliver, Robert Ferguson; grandchildren, Tyler, Laura, Alyssa, Elliot, Jesse; sisters, Martha (Fred) Crock of Marietta, Patricia (Lewis “Mac”) Fenton, Mary “Betty” (Ken) Stollar of Marietta, R. Maureen (Ed) Boggs of Little Hocking, Kerry (Lew) Westermeyer of St. Louis, Mo.; brothers, J. Michael McCarthy of Columbus and Stephen McCarthy of Marietta; sisters-in-law, Jacqueline (Steve) Ferguson Romine; Janice Simerly of Jasper, Tenn.; nieces, nephews, other loving family and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter J. and Marjorie McCarthy; brothers, Joseph Gill McCarthy and Timothy Alan McCarthy.

Friends may call Friday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E. Livingston Ave. Funeral mass will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church, 807 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna. Father Ryan Schmit celebrant. Interment will be at Mifflin Cemetery. Prayer service will be Friday at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NAMI or American Melanoma Foundation.