Elizabeth Ann (nee Johnson) Ferris

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Grafton for Elizabeth Ann (nee Johnson) Ferris, who died at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital on Friday, June 2, 2006 at the age of 81. The Rev. Franz Rigert will officiate the service. Visitation will be held on June 12 at the church, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will take place at the Hancock Cemetery. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.

Elizabeth was born in Chicago on Aug. 31, 1924 to the late David A. and Margaret B. (nee Bailey) Johnson. She married John T. Ferris on Aug. 21, 1950. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Mary Elizabeth and John B. Ferris.

For the majority of her life, Elizabeth worked as a reading education specialist, helping children read and understand the English language.

Elizabeth is survived by her husband John T. Ferris of Cedarburg; children Mary Elizabeth (Larry) Gary of Boston, Mass., and John B. (Natalie) Ferris of Cedarburg; grandchildren James R. Litton III of Indianapolis, Ind., Erin Elizabeth Ferris of Cedarburg and Kathleen Ann Ferris of Cedarburg; and brother David B. (Rita) Johnson of Ozark, Mo.

Elizabeth is further survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

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