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O. "Jeanie" (Allen) Ferguson

May 13, 1941 ~ January 9, 2021 (age 79)

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Jeanie Ferguson, 79, of Ravenna passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna.  She was born on May 13, 1941 in Ravenna, Ohio to the late Oscar and Dora (McFann) Allen.  Living in Ravenna most of her life, Jeanie had worked at Skorman’s, Havre Chevrolet and Amoré Pizzeria.  She had been actively involved in the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair for over 40 years and was the “voice” behind the Balloon A-Fair telephone line.  She was co-chair of the Grand Parade, along with her son, Mark, for many years.  Jeanie was the Grand Marshal of the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair, shared with her late husband, Jack Ferguson, in 2008.  She joined the Ravenna Community Choir in 1981.  In 1984, she started her trek of becoming one of the most active members of the choir by joining the Board as Vice President.  Since then, she was the President for 8 years and served other years as Vice President, Immediate Past President and Member At Large.  In addition to her parents, Jeanie was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Charles F. “Jack” Ferguson, on March 17, 2020.  Survivors include her children Mike (Betty Ingram) Short, Mark (Sandy) Short, Linda Pierson, Lisa (Mike Cipriano) Stone, Lori (Rich) Nottingham, Diane (Rick) DiPetta and Brian (Sue) Ferguson, 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  Due to the Corona Virus pandemic, private family services have been held at the Shorts, Spicer, Crislip Funeral Homes Ravenna Chapel.  Burial was at Grandview Memorial Park next to her husband, Jack.  In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions to be made to Fairhaven Church, 3575 Tisen Rd., Akron, OH 44312.  Condolences and memories of Jeanie may be shared with her family at  

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