Mary Furnis

March 18, 1931 ‒ January 31, 2012

Fredericktown, Ohio

Mary Furnis, age 80, of Old Mansfield Road, Fredericktown, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 18, 1931 in Clinton County, Ohio to the late Jacob and Jeanetta (Briggs) Burton. Mary enjoyed cooking and baking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by four sons, Mike (Alice) Furnis of Bellville, David (Debbie) Furnis of Coshocton, Chuck Furnis of Fredericktown and John (Tina) Furnis of Texas, a daughter, Valerie (Herman) Tharp-Shelton of Mansfield, ten grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren and a sister, Virginia (James) Tharp of Fredericktown.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Wendell “Wendy” Furnis, six brothers, Harold Burton, Paul Burton, Virgil Burton, Donald Burton, Charles Burton and Robert Burton and a sister, Anna Ferriman.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College St., Fredericktown where friends may call two hours prior. Pastor Joe Overholt will be officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery near Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Mary Furnis.