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Janet J. Ferguson

Janet J. Ferguson Janet J. Ferguson

Janet Joyce Zabel Ferguson, 84, of Lanesville, Ind., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.

Janet was a life-long resident of Lanesville and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She loved birds, working in her flower gardens, painting, reading and was an avid IU basketball fan. Of all her pastimes, her favorite was spending time with her family.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1937, in Lanesville, to the late Walter and Thelma Miller Zabel.

Along with her parents, Janet is preceded in death by her husband, George (Jr.) Ferguson; infant daughter, Tina Marie Ferguson; son-in-law, Bernie Bachman; sister, Shirley Satterfield; and brother-in-law, Paul Ferguson.

Janet is survived by her daughter, Sherrie Bachman; granddaughters, Sarah Bachman and Rachel Loppnow (Matthew); siblings, Darrell Zabel, Terry Zabel (Linda) and Rick Zabel (Tammy); sister-in-law, Barbara Lichti (Marvin); best friend, Cathy Stark; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions – New Albany (3309 Ballard Lane).

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lanesville with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The family requests that contributions in Janet’s memory be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or School.

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