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Katherine E. (Ferguson) Gray; sister, wife, mother, grandmother, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022, at Clinton House Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, after a long fight with Alzheimer’s. She was 82.
Katie was born on July 11, 1939, in Boone County to Willis H. and E. Ione (Pritsch) Ferguson, who have preceded her in death, along with a brother, Phil Ferguson.
She was raised in Frankfort most of her life, graduating from Frankfort High School in 1957 and then Indiana Business College in 1958. On June 8, 1958, she married the love of her life, Robert Gray, to whom she remained loyal and committed to for 64 years. United with him in entrepreneurial spirit, she stood and worked by his side through good times and bad, living the American dream starting and operating several businesses, most notably Hoosier Square Insulation. She raised four children, instilling them with the same morals and values that had sustained her through the years.
Until her health condition made it impossible, she worked hard at everything she did and feared no task. Whether it was gutting a house and putting it back together, making furniture, cooking meals, canning foods, making red cake, or keeping the books for the business, she accomplished them all with a self-imposed discipline commiserate of a master. In later years, when the kids were grown and when the grandkids came for a time, however short it may have been, she was a grandmother with all the joys that came with it.
Along with her husband, Robert of Michigantown; Katie is survived by four children, Cherill (Lonnie) Merrell of Beeville, TX; Robert A. Gray II; Rene (Joe) McKee of Rossville; and Richard (Shannon) Gray of Mulberry; 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; and a sister, Jane Reed of Fenton, MI.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022, from 10am-12pm at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort. A graveside service will follow visitation at 12:30pm at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort. Pastor Gale Johnson will officiate. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.