Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Iris Ferguson Burks

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Iris Ferguson Burks

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Newburgh, Ind. Iris Fergus on Burks, 83, of Newburgh, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, at Good Samaritan Home in Evansville. She was born December 25, 1929, in Parrish, Ala., to Henry and Kathryn Ferguson.

She was a member of Newburgh Presbyterian Church. Iris graduated from Auburn University and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She began her career as a caseworker with the Alabama Welfare Department before dedicating herself fulltime to raising her three children as a devoted wife and mother. She supported her husband's career as they moved from Mobile to Huntsville, Alabama, to Gulfport, Mississippi, then to Omaha Nebraska, before retiring to Pace, Fla. She moved to Newburgh with her husband in 2006 to be closer to her family. While in Omaha, she was elder and pastoral visitor at the Presbyterian Church of the Cross and became a Friendship Force Ambassador, which took her all over the world. In her retirement, she became a watercolor artist. …

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