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Mary Lucille Furrow, 94, of Hoopeston, Ill., passed away at 10:45 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2017, at her home.
She was born September 12, 1923, in Hoopeston, the daughter of Albert and Gertrude (Colvin) Carter.
She married Raleigh Eldon Furrow on March 22, 1941, in Keokuk, Iowa. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Shirley (Ed) Bomba of Fayetteville, Ga.; one daughter-in-law, Marsha Blackwell of Byrdstown, Tenn.; two brothers, Wilbur (June) Carter of Hoopeston, and Chauncey Carter of Hoopeston; sister-in-law, Cathy Carter of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and a very special sister-in-law, Betty Carter of Hoopeston. She also is survived by five grandchildren, Eva (Jeff) Lee, Teri (Curtis) Bomba-Blanton, Edward R. (Kelly) Bomba, Connie Carroll and Jeremy (Sara) Furrow; 12 great-grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kristen) Lee, Michael (Maggie) Lee, Zane Blanton, Caila Blanton, Brittany Bomba, James Bomba, Caitlen Brownlee, Robbie Brownlee, Scott Lee, Emilee Furrow, Aubrey Furrow and William Furrow; several nieces and nephews; and her loving caregivers who loved and cared for her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, James Furrow; two sisters, Lenora (Charles) Stuck and Helen (Frank) Jackson; three brothers, Harold Carter, Leon Carter and Norman Carter; one sister-in-law, Patty Carter; and one grandson-in-law, Hoke Carroll.
Mary worked at Gulbransen and American Can in Hoopeston. She enjoyed baking, doing puzzles and loved spending time with her family and friends.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, with Rev. John Franklin officiating.
Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice, 200 Laird Lane, Watseka, IL 60970. Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Mary's eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences. Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
Published on November 20, 2017
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