Pernema Kennel

Home of Pernema's Australian Shepherds. Located in Caro, MI since 1999


Shane William Ferguson


While Shane, was not my family (per-say)  he was in my dog family,  he was a handsome boy, that loved his dogs, boyscouts, and his family.

 He was whisked away so early in his life, to be with God.  To watch out for the beloved animals awaiting at the rainbow bridge, and to be with his sister. 


Shane William Ferguson, 11, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Friday (September 30, 2011) at his home.

The son of Paul Edward and Ann Marie (McCoy) Ferguson, he was born July 10, 2000 in Macon, Missouri.

Shane is survived by his parents Paul Ferguson of Hallsville, MO and Ann Ferguson of Kirksville, MO; grandparents, Donald and Carol McCoy of Kirksville, MO; two half brothers, Anthony Ferguson and wife Michelle of Macon, MO and Andrew Ferguson of Columbia, MO; three uncles, Walter Ferguson of Jackson, TN, Sam Ferguson and wife June of Williamsburg, MO and Shawn McCoy and wife Misty of Columbia, MO; one aunt, Mary Farnham and husband Larry of Blue Springs, MO, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and his sister, Allison Nikole Pfeiffer in 2008.

Shane was a sixth grader at Mary Immaculate Catholic School in Kirksville, where he was a member of the Cross Country team. He was also member of Boy Scout Troop 401, loved playing basketball, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.

He was a member of the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church of Kirksville.

Public visitation will be held Tuesday (October 4, 2011) with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, with a liturgical vigil service held at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (October 5, 2011) at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church with Father Chris Cordes presiding. Interment will follow the service at Mary Immaculate Catholic Cemetery in Kirksville.

Pallbearers will be Walter Ferguson, Sam Ferguson, Larry Farnham, Mathew Tornatore, Dan Lammers and Jim McCormick. Honorary Pallbearers will be friends from his Boy Scout Troop 401 and his sixth grade classmates.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Shane may be made to Boy Scout Troop 401 or to the Kirksville Food Bank (food can be left at the funeral home). Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.


Why God Takes Little Children

When God calls little children
to dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometimes question
the wisdom of His love.

For no heartache compares with,
the death of one small child.
Who does so much to make our world,
seem so wonderful and mild.

Perhaps God tires of calling
the aged to His fold.
So He picks a rosebud
before it can grow old.

God knows how much we need them,
and so He takes but few.
To make the land of heaven
more beautiful to view.

Believing this is difficult
still somehow we must try.
The saddest word mankind knows
will always be Good-bye.

So when a little child departs,
we who are left behind,
Must realize God loves children.

Author Unknown



Shane with Allison prior to her passing

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