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Furniss, Irma
1926 - 2017
Irma L. Furniss, 91, of Harrisburg, died peacefully November 4, 2017 of complications from a fall. Born October 26, 1926 to the late Clyde and Merle Breckenridge. Preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Calvin Keith Furniss. Irma was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. After working at Ohio State Life, she was promoted to the position of full-time homemaker in 1954. She was a skilled cook, baker, and seamstress. She was a sports fan who enjoyed watching golf, OSU sports, and she cheered on the Cincinnati Reds through good seasons and bad. She was a team mother and scorekeeper for decades. Irma took her greatest pride in the successes of her children and grandchildren, and she valued her own independence until her final days. Also predeceasing her were siblings Kenneth Breckenridge, Marian Mitchell, Janice Ray, and sister-in-law Joan (Tom) Ford. Survivors include her son, Steven (Mary) Furniss, daughter Barbara (Kerry Rex) May; grandchildren Brian (Katie) Furniss, Karen May, and Kelly McElravey. Great-grandchildren Donnie and Chase Andreen, Jordan, Jared, Jamilynn, and Jamie McElravey, Jr., Cailan Sutton, Lillian and Connor Furniss; sister-in-law Marian Breckenridge; niece Jodelle (Jimmy) Carroll; numerous other family and friends. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 4-7 pm at the SCHOEDINGER-NORRIS CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10 am. Interment Pleasant Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Irma's name to Harrisburg Library Association, P.O. Box 249, Harrisburg, OH 43126. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to extend condolences or share a favorite memory.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2017
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