Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Kenneth L. Ferguson 10 18 24 - 7 30 17

We were shocked this evening to learn of the death of Kenneth Ferguson. He died on Sunday and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at St. Paul Methodist Church in Lincoln. 
Kenny, Marion and daughters Kay and Dianne were our next door neighbors while we lived in Lincoln from 1958-'62.  We were close neighbors, and were more than that. I had know Marion from Sunday School when we were 5 & 6 years old and played basketball against Kenny in High School. Our daughter Carolyn was 5 years old when we moved to Lincoln and Dianne the same age. They were in school together and best friends for those 4 years. During the years we lived in Virginia, we kept our voting registration in Lincoln, partially so we could continue to vote for Kenny as Lancaster County Registrar of Deeds, a position he held for six four-year terms. They even came back to Arlington to visit us on one occasion.
After returning to Nebraska in 1980, we got together occasionally. Kenny had many friends out here in Seward and would come out for coffee. Carolyn and Dianne got to see each other once in a while. I remember going down to Crete where Dianne was involved in a piano concert at Doane College. 
While our lives took us in different directions, The 4 years as close friends and neighbors was a mighty significant chapter in our lives which we fondly recall. When going to east Lincoln, we frequently went past the old neighborhood near 66th and Hartley street and within the past few months, wondered how Kenny was getting along as we drove by. Why didn't we stop to visit visit??

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