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Nelda Joyce Ferguson

September 30, 2019

Nelda Joyce Ferguson, 81, passed away peacefully at her home on September 30th, 2019 after a 13-year battle with leukemia.  She was an elementary grade teacher and retired after 25 ½ years teaching in Arkansas and Michigan.

Joyce was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert “Bob” Ferguson.  She married Bob on August 5th, 1960 and they made a life together for 45 years in Arkansas, Michigan, and Indiana. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Audrey Bradberry of Beebe, Arkansas, and her niece, Claudia Fulton of Maumelle, Arkansas.  

Joyce is survived by one daughter, Judith Anne (Judy) Mayhew, and son-in-law, David Mayhew of Noblesville, her two grandsons, Nicholas and Michael Mayhew, and two sisters, Bonnie Hames (Ronnie) of Evansville, Indiana and Karen Fulton (Claude) of Maumelle, Arkansas.  She was blessed with a loving circle of nieces, cousins, and friends, and her joyful laugh will be missed.  

Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road in Noblesville, with visitation from Noon to the time of service at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter 9075, North Meridian Street, Suite 150, Indianapolis, IN 46260 (; or Noblesville First United Methodist Church, 2051 Monument Street, Noblesville, IN 46060.


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