The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

May 3, 2013

Vera Lou Furnish

Palestine Herald-Press

— 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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