Helen Ruth Ferguson, 91, of Butler passed away Thursday at the Good Samaritan Hospice.
She was born Dec. 15, 1926, in North Washington, PA, and was the daughter of the late Roy C. Ferguson and Margaret (Jack) Ferguson.
Helen was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, where she had served as deacon and an elder on the session.
She graduated from Concord Township High School in 1944, Slippery Rock State Teacher’s College in 1948, with a bachelor’s degree in education, and Indiana State Teacher’s College in 1965, with a master’s degree in education.
Helen taught at Center Avenue and Broad Street schools. She retired from teaching in the Butler School District.
She was a life member of NEA and PASR, having served as president of PASR, Butler Chapter, and director of Region 8 of the state PASR. She was also a member of Butler Business and Professional Women’s Club and was the past president and director. Also, the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International as past president of Alpha Sigma Chapter, Butler Woman’s Club as past president, Friends of the Library as past president, National Audubon Society and the Bartramian Audubon Society of Slippery Rock, also serving as past president. She served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and knit helmet hats for soldiers and hats for Children and Youth Services of Butler.
Helen’s hobbies included bird watching, camping at Slippery Rock Campground and knitting hats.
She is survived by the Andy and Judy Stoops family, who were her caregivers; and several cousins and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Bernice Ferguson.
A memorial service for Helen Ruth Ferguson, who died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E. Jefferson Street, Butler.
Private burial will be in the North Washington Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Young Funeral Home, 127 W. Jefferson Street, Butler.
Contributions may be made in Helen’s memory to the North Washington Cemetery, Covenant Presbyterian Church or the Butler Area Public Library.