I am sure my grandmother is very pleased with the dignity and care given for her final goodbye. The celebration was uplifting and flawless and my family and I will be forever grateful.
January 6, 1914 — February 8, 2018
Hazel Louise Ferguson (Knauer), age 104, of Fairfield, KY, her work on Earth completed, was called home by our Lord on February 8, 2018. She passed on at 1:30 a.m. after a short series of age related illnesses, with little to no pain. Hazel was born on January 6, 1914 in Jefferson County, KY, reared on their family's farm on Tucker Station Road, Jeffersontown, then also known as Knauer's Pool; where Papa John's Corporate headquarters is now located. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Bertha (Brooks) Knauer; three brothers, Chester, Leslie, and Bill; two sisters, Corine and Hazel's twin sister, Mable. Hazel is survived by her husband, of 66 years, Cecil "Gene" Ferguson; daughter, Marillyn and her husband, Bobby Dean son, David and his wife, Kim Ferguson; four grandchildren, Wayne Dean, Dr. Terry and his wife Tabitha Dean, Rhonda Dean, Mary and her husband, Randy Brown; great grandchildren, Amber Brown and Fiance, James Stewart, and Morgan Dean; along with several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends worldwide. Hazel was an avid bowler, taught kids to bowl, traveled widely; she and another lady established a missionary church in the Philppines in the late 1950's, still going strong when last contacted in 2008. She loved everyone she met, loved to see and feed the birds. She was a member of Wakeland Baptist Church, American Legion Post 288, Bloomfield and VFW Post 1170, Middletown. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home, Mt. Washington, Rev. Tom Sparrow officiating, with burial to follow in Highland Memory Gardens, veteran's section, to await her husband, Gene, a World War II and Korean War veteran. Friends may visit from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.