The Catherine Leila Ferguson Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 2018 by Catherine’s husband, Robert, and family. Catherine (1924-2017) was a Marion resident for 92 years, 73 of which were spent happily married to Robert.
She graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1942 and was a lifelong member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church. She had worked for George K. Brown for 9 years and served as a board member of the Marion Public Library for 11 years.
After she retired, Catherine was given the honor of Secretary Emeritus with a lifelong membership to the Marion Rotary Club, where she became the first woman member in 1987 and succeeded her father, Harold W. Hall, as the club secretary until 1998.
Catherine’s scholarship supports female students (graduating seniors) from any high school in Marion County.