Clipped From The Cincinnati Enquirer
Judy Ferguson, a teacher for 23 years at the Norwood View Elementary School, died of cancer Monday in her Madeira home. She was 45. Miss Ferguson was a 1961 graduate of Withrow High School. She held a bachelor's bachelor's degree in education from Ohio State University and a master's degree in elementary elementary administration from Xavier University. University. She joined the Norwood school district in 1965, as a second grade teacher, and became active in the National Education Association, the Ohio Education Association, Association, the Southwestern Ohio Educational Association and the Norwood Teachers Association. "Judy was one of those rare teachers that had the ability to relate with the students, fellow faculty members, parents and administrators," said David Beamer, principal of Norwood View Elementary Judy Ferguson School. "She was very caring and loving toward the children, and they loved her back." In 1987, she took a disability leave because of her illness, Beamer said. "She was a true fighter . . . She worked always with the idea that she would beat this, and she had all intentions of doing that," he said. Miss Ferguson is survived by her parents, parents, Wayne and James Ferguson of Madeira; Madeira; sisters, Kay Eby of Hyde Park, Debbie Courtliff of Smithers, British Columbia, Columbia, and Wendy Chalk of Anderson Twp.; and a brother, Bill Ferguson of Indian Hill. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Gilligan Funeral Home, 8225 Montgomery Road. A private service will be held at the family's request. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.