Paula Webber

June 9, 1953 - May 22, 2020
Paula Webber

Paula Kay Ferguson-Webber, age 66, of Lisbon, passed away at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman, on Friday, May 22, 2020, from a sudden illness and resulting complications due to a long standing autoimmune disorder.

Born in East Liverpool, Ohio on June 9, 1953, Paula was the daughter of the late Harold E. and Mary L. (Prince) Ferguson.

She was a graduate of Beaver Local High School in 1971, which is where she met and eventually married her loving high school sweetheart, Charles N. Webber, on June 4, 1971.

Paula taught as an English teacher for 26 years at Edison Local School District in Jefferson County, where she was named Teacher of the Year in 1991. She chose to take an early retirement in order to spend and enjoy more time with her family and especially her grandchildren which were her passion in life.

She was a member of Madison Trinity Church, in West Point. Paula loved the Lord with all of her heart. One of her greatest passions in serving the lord was “Operation Christmas Child”, for her it was an all year event.

Paula was a widely respected rock and pillar within her family and community. The love that emulated from within her touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with. She enjoyed spending time with family any way she could; by hosting family gatherings, camping, attending every event, and giving endlessly of herself.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children; Michele Thompson of Washingtonville, OH. Michael Webber and his wife, Marti, of Creston, OH; as well as her four grandchildren: Isaac Thompson, Rachel Thompson, Madylin Webber, and Ryan Webber. Two brothers; H. Rodney ( Laurie) Ferguson of Rittman, OH. and William (Peggy) Ferguson of Calcutta. Three sisters: Janet (Frank) Ferguson Lyons of Manhattan, KS, Linda (Larry) Ensinger of Bowling Green, OH.,and Mary Ferguson (Mike Colvin) of Luray, KS.

In compliance with Ohio State regulations and concern with the Covid 19 virus a private celebration of Paula’s life will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Frye officiating.  Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in Wellsville. The public is encouraged to send condolences to www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to ‘Operation Christmas Child’, care of the Madison Trinity Church, 13480 State Route 45, Lisbon, OH  44432


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  • May 25, 2020
    Cathy and Randy Seckman says:
    This is such a shock, and I'm so sorry to hear it. I learned of Paula's passing from another old motorcycling friend. Paula was the first woman I ever saw driving a motorcycle, and she was my inspiration. I remember her best on those hilarious group motorcycle trips, when we did as much laughing as we did riding. We went to Cedar Point and nearly got arrested for taking a water break. When we decided to visit Cass Scenic Railroad it took all day to get there, and we had to battle attack wasps and a scary-looking snake at the cabins before we even took a train ride. There was the camping trip to Columbus for a motorcycle show, and a fishing weekend when Chuck delicately filleted dozens of tiny bluefish to feed all of us. We have many, many good memories of Paula. Chuck, Michelle, and Michael, our sincere condolences and prayers.

  • May 28, 2020
    Becky ( Moore) Haught says:
    I was sorry to hear of Paula's passing. She was a special lady. I was blessed to have known her.

  • May 27, 2020
    Sharon L Waterbeck says:
    Paula was such a happy and sweet lady.

  • May 27, 2020
    Sharon L Waterbeck says:
    We will miss her smiling face and we were blessed to know her. May God bless and give you grace

  • May 27, 2020
    Kathy Ross says:
    What a tragic loss. Paula was a great friend and teacher. She was loved dearly by many. Prayers for the family.