Helen O. (Palm) Ferguson, 93, of Cheswick, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. She was born to the late George and Catherine Davis Palm and had been a lifelong resident of the community after moving from Emlenton. Mrs. Ferguson formerly belonged to Springdale United Presbyterian Church, where she attended. Helen was a longtime waitress years ago for Cheswick BBQ. She also enjoyed working with children and used to babysit and take art classes with Mrs. McClosky where she cherished friendships with other artists. Helen especially had a kind heart towards children and loved to read and frequent the library, but mostly, her family was her world and God had blessed them with such a loving, caring mother. Survivors include daughters, Sandra (Bruce) Croyle, of Kittanning, Bonnie Leake, of Cheswick, and Debbie (Tom) Coachman, of Beaver Falls; son, William S. Ferguson Jr., of Cheswick; six grandchildren, Bill, Sandy, Bonnie, Jason Scott and Lori; eight great-grandchildren, Ryan, Kaitlyn, Jayla, Braeden, Alexandra, Alivia, Scotlynn and Parker; as well as nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 71 years, William S. Ferguson Sr. whom she will be laid to rest beside; and four sisters and two brothers. A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 30 at 2 p.m. in the Emlenton Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Cline, pastor of the Parker Presbyterian Church, officiating. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Hile Funeral Home of Emlenton.
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