COUDERSPORT - Lois Sullivan Furcron, 83, of Coudersport, formerly of Galeton, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Saturday (Jan. 11, 2014) at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
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Born in Galeton on Feb. 23, 1930, she was a daughter of Herman and Susan Boyer Miller. She was married to John Patrick Sullivan, who preceded her in death. She later married Charles Furcron, who also preceded her in death.
Lois attended Galeton area schools and The Park School of Buffalo (N.Y.), where she studied music. For many years, Lois was the organist and choir director at St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton. She was active in community organizations and remained interested in current events and politics.
Lois was a licensed insurance agent in both New York and Pennsylvania for Equitable Life Insurance Co. and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Lois was a published author of short stories and inspirational poems, and she delighted in writing children's stories and memories of her childhood. She enjoyed oil painting, decorating, cooking and gardening. Her greatest love was her family.
Surviving are five children, Susan (Jay) Kefover of Galeton, Terry (Ken) Cole of Coudersport, Gail (Michael) Casey of Coudersport, Frank Sullivan of Mechanicsburg and John (Teri) Sullivan of Galeton; seven grandchildren, Kenneth (Kathy) Cole of Lake Wile, S.C., Amy Howey Bova of Tampa, Fla., John Sullivan of Mechanicsburg, Jennifer (Tracey) Gross of Williamsport, Sarah Sullivan of Greensburg, Rebecca (Rob) Templar of Angelica, N.Y., and Mary (Carl) Snyder of Allentown; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Lois was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew Miller, who died in the line of duty while serving as a Pennsylvania state trooper; and three sisters, Erma Wilkinson, Martha Clark and Helen Pidgeon.
A celebration of Lois' life will be held in Galeton in the spring on a date and location to be announced. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to
or, in her honor, people may gather with loved ones and celebrate "family." Cards of condolence may be sent to Susan Kefover, 65 Adams St. Extension, Galeton PA 16922.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or to share a fond memory of Lois, visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 South Union St.
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20, 2014