Barbara M Ferguson, 78, longtime Libertyville resident, passed away peacefully December 3, 2021. Barbara grew up in Calumet City where she attended St. Andrew’s Parish and School. Barbara then graduated from Thornton Fractional North High School. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Education from Southern Illinois University. Barbara began her career as a teacher at Rondout School and later became a consultant, retiring from IBM in 2011. In retirement, she was active in several local organizations including the Lake County Women's Club and the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO). She also enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, and spending time with family and friends. Barbara’s greatest pride in her life was watching her grandchildren grow and she will be dearly missed by them.
Barbara is survived by her loving children Julie (Joel) Jacobson and Jeanne (Mark) Bycraft and her adoring grandchildren Rachel and Ryan Jacobson and Nicholas and Lindsey Bycraft. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Irene Bigott.
Visitation for Barbara will be from 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday December 10th at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, 101 Park Pl, Libertyville. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am on Sat. Dec. 11th at St. Joseph Church, 121 E Maple Ave, Libertyville. Interment Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Placing Paws of Illinois PO Box 121 Libertyville, IL 60048 or PEO Foundation c/o Sarah Metzger 714 Thomas Ct Libertyville, IL 60048. Funeral information (847) 362-2626.