Irene (Powell) Ferguson, 101, formerly of Cedars passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at her residence in Harleysville. She was the beloved Wife of the late Gilbert L. Ferguson.
Born July 26, 1917, in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late John A. Powell and his wife, Beatrice.
Irene was an active member of the community for most of her life. In her earlier years, she played piano at Sunday school and was a Cub Scout den mother. Later, embracing her love of history, she volunteered for more than a decade as a historical guide at Valley Forge Park, the Morgan Log House, and over 30 years at the Peter Wentz Farmstead. She actively researched the life of Martha Washington and portrayed her in talks and presentations to schools, senior centers, and historic associations. Irene was also active in the Homemakers County Quilters, stitching many quilts for others over the years. Her charitable work included baking several hundred pounds of cookies for the Wentz Church bazaars and participating in fundraisers with her husband for the Shriners.
She is survived by her son Glen G. Ferguson and his wife, Julia, of Frederick, MD.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at 10 AM on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Skippack Pike at Cedars Rd., where the family will receive friends for the viewing from 9-10 AM. Burial will follow at Wentz’s U.C.C. Church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Wentz’s Church Endowment fund, 3246 W Skippack Pike, Lansdale, PA 19446. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com