Christine Kay Ferguson, 66 years of age, took the hand of Jesus and walked with Him into Heaven at 6:19am Sunday morning, August 7, at Lees Summit Medical Center after a lengthy and hard-fought battle with bladder cancer.
Chris was born in Fairfax, Missouri, on January 15, 1956, one year after the birth of her husband Richard, who was born in the same hospital, by the same doctor, and in the same month. Chris was the youngest of four children born to Bernie and Avon Coffman.
Chris graduated from South Holt High School, Oregon, Missouri, in 1974 and then graduated in 1978 from William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, with a BS in Nursing. After a nursing career spanning 43 years and including hospital nursing, school nursing, the Platte County Health Department and the Johnson County Health Department, Chris retired on January 14, 2021 from the Women’s Clinic Of Johnson County, Kansas. During her career, Chris was the School Nurse at West Platte High School, Weston, Missouri, for seven years and her three children attended the same school during that time and had the comfort of knowing that she was there any time they felt they needed to reach out to her.
On May 27, 1978, Chris married her best friend, Richard M. Ferguson and they became parents of three beautiful children and had eight grandchildren. Her children and grandchildren are the stars in her crown and the loves of her life. She will continue to be part of them and will continue to inspire them and encourage them.
Chris absolutely loved being a band wife, sitting in on rehearsals, recording sessions, and traveling to performances with the band.
In addition to her husband, Richard, survivors include their son, Derek Ferguson (Elysha), their three children, Tierney, Emery and Aven; daughter MaKenzie Edmondson (Bryan), their two children, Harper and Hadlen; daughter Whitney Chautin (Jordy), their three children Ryleigh, Noah and Gracen; her sister Sandy Dozier (Howard), nephew Jeff (Anna), nephew Scott; and brother Curt Coffman (Linda), niece Alison, nephew Zac and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Chris was preceded in death by her parents Avon and Bernie Coffman, her brother, Mark Coffman, and her in-laws Merrill and Berniece Ferguson, and a niece Angela Coffman.
Chris’s light, her inward and outward beauty, her smile, her spirit and the very essence of her will live on and on deep within the hearts of her husband, her children, her grandchildren and everyone she touched and tried to help during her medical career. She lives on in love.
A Celebration Of Her Life will be held at Noon on Saturday, August 20, at Eagle Creek Church, 125 SE Stuart Road, Lees Summit, MO, 64082.
A second Celebration will be held in Chris’s hometown of Oregon, MO at Noon on Monday, August 22, at First Christian Church, 204 South Washington Street, Oregon, MO, 64473.
Instead of flowers, the family encourages everyone to contribute to their local blood centers and blood banks. It became very clear during Chris’s battle that blood is apparently in dangerously short supply.
It is way past time for there to be a cure for cancer. Speak out! Loudly! Demand a cure now!
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063