Mrs. Katherine Furman, 89, of Sayre, passed away quietly Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at home after a lengthy illness.
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The former Katherine Fenimore was born in Waverly, N.Y., March 17, 1923 to Willard and Verna Norconk Fennimore. Katherine was very active with Meals on Wheels, the food pantry and as a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital. She held various offices with senior citizen and PTA groups along with Cub Scout and Brownie organizations.
When she wasn't volunteering, Katherine enjoyed bowling, golf, and playing cards.
She is believed to have been the longest continuous serving member of the Saint John Lutheran Church, Sayre, having been confirmed Easter Sunday at the age of 12.
She is predeceased by her husband of 43 years Allan Furman, brothers John and William Fenimore and sister Alice Daily.
Katherine is survived by her son Paul D. (Patricia) Furman of Pembroke, Mass.; daughter Mary L. Furman of Cherry Hill, N.J.; two grandchildren, Michele M. Perry and Brian J. Furman; two great-grandchildren, Sarah and David Perry; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends and family may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at St. John Lutheran Church, 207 South Hopkins Street, Sayre.
Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. the church with the Rev. Alexandra "Lexa" Liepe officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Katherine's memory to: St. John's Lutheran Church, 207 South Hopkins Street, Sayre, PA 18840.
(Those wishing to sign the E-guestbook or send condolences may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome.com.)
Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc.
225 S. Main Street Athens, PA 18810
Published in Daily Review on Nov. 25, 2012