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Phoebe Ruth (Woodson) Ferguson Law

April 25, 1923 ~ October 11, 2018 (age 95)


Phoebe Ruth (Woodson) Ferguson Law, 95 of Vandalia, MO passed away at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2018, at the Waters Funeral Home of Vandalia.  Phoebe’s grandson, Phillip Gore will officiate.  Burial will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the Waters Funeral Home.

Phoebe was born on April 25, 1923, in Farmer, MO the daughter of James Marvin and Katie Ann (Wagner) Woodson.

She was previously united in marriage to Roger F. Ferguson on February 11, 1939, he preceded her in death on September 3, 1977.  Phoebe later was united in marriage to Harry W. Law on October 7, 1987, he preceded her in death on September 10, 2018.

Survivors include her children, Earl W. Ferguson (Pat) of Plainville, IL, Elayne Ferguson Gore (Paul) of Vandalia, MO, Larry E. Ferguson (Carolyn) of Columbus, MS, Janet M. Ferguson Brassfield (Bill) of West Plains, MO, Roger L. Ferguson (Mary) of Grand Junction, CO and Anita D. Ferguson Gordon (Darren) of Winfield, MO; grandchildren, David Ferguson, Jon Ferguson, Debbie Ferguson, John Gore, Galen Gore Flores, Phillip Gore, Vint Ferguson, Tessa Ferguson Easterling, Lenore Ferguson, Aaron Brassfield, Erica Brassfield Davis, Stephanie Ferguson Reed, Philip Ferguson, Sarah Gordon and Seth Gordon; twenty seven great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Law was preceded in death by six siblings, Clareta Van Arsdel, Vivian Gayhart, Emma DeGraffenreid, J.T. Woodson, Augusta Shannon, and infant sister, Ethel Marie Woodson.

Phoebe graduated from Vandalia High School and married her high school sweet heart. She was a woman with great faith in her Lord Jesus Christ.  She was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher of the First Christian Church of Vandalia.  

Phoebe cherished her family and the moments they shared together.  As a mother of six children she lovingly spent many hours in caring for them.  She was a great seamstress and a wonderful cook.  Walking into house after a “hard day at school”  and smelling the aroma of a simmering pot of ham and beans and fresh baked cinnamon rolls was pure pleasure.   An even greater pleasure was calling “Mom” and she was always there to answer. 

Pallbearers will be:  Aaron Brassfield, David Ferguson, Seth Gordon, Ryan Brassfield, Lucas Davis, Jonathan Gore

Memorial contributions may be made the First Christian Church in care of the Waters Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Phoebe’s memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com  

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October 15, 2018

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Waters Funeral Home
500 S. Main Street
Vandalia, MO 63382

Funeral Service
October 15, 2018

11:00 AM
Waters Funeral Home
500 S. Main Street
Vandalia, MO 63382


First Christian Church
205 West Park Street, Vandalia MO 63382

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