The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


May 3, 2013

Vera Lou Furnish

Vera Lou Furnish, 83, died April 30, 2013, in Palestine, Texas. She was born May 22, 1929, in Kingman, Ariz. to Evelyn and Draten Mills. She was a homemaker and member of Southside Baptist Church in Palestine.

Vera was preceded in death by her sister, Jeanie Mills; her husband, Harry Hoyt Furnish; parents, Evelyn Gehres and Draten Mills; and stepfather, Joe Gehres.   

She is survived by a daughter, Melba and husband Jerry Skeen of Waldron, Ariz.; son, Harold and wife Beverly Furnish of Santa Fe, Texas; two grandsons, James and wife Heather of Crosby; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Marshall and Gracie Skeen of Crosby; son, Travis and wife Tracy of Tulsa, Okla.; great-granddaughter, Jessica Skeen of Tulsa, Okla.; great-grandson, Travis Ray and Brooke; and great-great-granddaughter. Berkley Rae Skeen of Abilene.

Funeral service will be graveside in Neches Cemetery in Neches at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013 under the direction of Bailey & Foster Palestine.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Palestine.

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