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
    Rebekah A Clark says:
    Paula was my hall-neighbor when we both taught at Springfield Junior High in the mid-1990's. She was a serious teacher and posted Words of Wisdom each day for her students to ponder. Her style of teaching influenced me for the better. Paula was a dear friend and a faithful Christian. I know she is rejoicing forevermore in her Heavenly home.

  • May 25, 2020
    Rebekah A Clark says:
    Paula was my hall-neighbor when we both taught at Springfield Junior High. She daily posted words of wisdom for her students to ponder, and those quotes have influenced me also. Paula was a great friend and strong in her Christian faith. Now she is rejoicing forevermore.

  • May 24, 2020
    Bob Eardley says:
    As a member of the 1970 Class, I remember Paula as a cheerleader. It is a sad day for BLHS.. Peace for you Paula..

  • May 24, 2020
    Sarah Snider says:
    Among many wonderful teachers that I had over the years, Mrs. Webber was undoubtedly one of the best. She helped to cultivate in me not only strong writing and language skills, but even more importantly, a stronger relationship with Christ. Our eighth-grade class's morning Bible study is a memory that I still cherish, almost 20 years later. Her friendship is one that I will dearly miss, but I rejoice that she is now home and safe in the Savior's arms. "Well done, thy good and faithful servant."

  • May 24, 2020
    Janet Ferguson LYONS says:
    Paula left us much too soon, but she left us with the blessing of a lifetime of precious memories. She was a rock in our family. Her compassionate and giving nature was felt by all she touched. Her lifelong sweetheart Chuck and daughter, Michele and son Mike and Marti, and grandchildren Isaac, Rachel, Madylin, Ryan and her church were the love of her life. Heaven has a new angel.