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Texas County, Oklahoma

Elmhurst Cemetery

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Submitted by: Nyree Coffman

Mary Ann Furnish
April 28, 1928 - June 16, 2023

Mary Ann Furnish, long-time Guymon resident, passed away on June 16, 2023 in Bend, OR. Mary Ann was the fifth child of Tina and Henry Clark of Putnam, OK, born April 28, 1928. Only 2 of the children survived to adulthood.
She married Laverne Furnish on May 18, 1947 after the death of her father and the death of her mother shortly thereafter. They moved to Guymon to work at the Hitch Ranch in 1956. Laverne worked at the ranch for 35 years in which time, Mary Ann worked for Joyce Gray doing housework and cooked for 15 ranch hands in the summer, 3 times a day. She worked at Hitch Feed Lot and Frontier Feeders during corn season. After they retired in 1991 and moved to town, she worked at Guymon Furniture. She and Laverne also drove for different car lots in town bringing program cars back from auctions.
Mary Ann was a lifetime member of the Hospital Auxiliary and did volunteer work for the Panhandle Area Sheltered Workshop Thrift Store. She also delivered "Meals on Wheels". She was a member of the Happy Neighbors Home Demonstration Club for 49 years and belonged to the Red Hat Society in later years. They belonged to the Hitchland Community Church where Mary Ann taught Sunday School to 1st and 2nd graders for many years and was a song leader for the congregation. She worked with Bible School, the Good News Club, and was a member of the Hitchland Church Missionary. When that church closed its doors they joined the First Baptist Church in Guymon. They were nursery attendants for the 2 year olds until Laverne decided that was for someone younger.
Mary Ann enjoyed cooking for her kids, 4 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. She loved having them all sitting around the table, holding hands and saying a prayer before eating. Her advice was "When you go to bed at night, thank the Lord for the day. When you wake up in the morning, thank the Lord for your rest and your health". She and Laverne moved to Morton County Assisted Living in Elkhart, KS in 2011. She lost Laverne in 2012 and lived with daughter, Vicky and her husband Dave off and on, moving with them to Bend, OR in 2020. Her last few months of life were happily spent at Cozy Home Adult Foster Home where she enjoyed the friendship of other residents.
She was proceeded in death by her husband of 65 years, Laverne Furnish; her parents; her older brother, Bill Clark; and grandson, Clayton Cornett.
Survivors include Mary Ann's two children and thier families; daughters Cheryl (Ken) Cornett-Kottke of Guymon, OK and Vicky (Dave) Glover of Bend, OR; grandchildren Shane (Wendy) Cornett of Camden, DE, Matt Kottke of Yuma, AR, Chris (Laura and daughter Marlowe) Glover of Bend, OR, Nick Glover of Portland, OR; great-grandchildren Kreg (Amanda and children Madison, Ryder and Dylan) Hadley of Corpus Christi, TX, Krystal Cornett of , Kachell (Dustin and children Carter, Liam and Bryce) Varnado of Gilmer, TX, Cody (Felicia and children Trevor and Avery) Cornett of Camden, DE, Tiffany and son Brayden of Dover, DE; and life-long friend June Furnish of Guymon, OK.
Visitation will be Friday evening, June 30th between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon, July 1st at 2:00 p.m. at Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home with Rev. Trevor Bulls of Boise City officiating. Interment will follow in the Elmhurst Cemetery. Friends can sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.

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