Betty Jane Furry

Betty Jane Furry, 85, of Shelbyville, was surrounded by her family when she went to meet the Lord at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008 in the Extended Care Facility at Shelby Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Rev. Kevin Ray and Gary Crowder officiating. Visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Mrs. Furry was born on November 4, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Rue and Sarah Jane Moore Roberts. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in the Class of 1940. She owned and operated the Shelbyville Greeting Service for 47 years and also worked in sales at the Shirley Shop in Shelbyville retiring in 1974. Betty was a member of the First Christian Church of Shelbyville. She enjoyed playing Bunco and Rummy with the girls. She married Joel Fletcher "Joe" Furry, Jr. in 1942. He died on May 8, 1995.

Surviving are her daughters, Judy Young and husband Gary of Shelbyville and Sue Dyer and husband Jim of Jacksonville; brother, David Roberts of Rosiclare, Illinois; grandchildren, Diana Litteral of Shelbyville, Michael Young of Centralia and Patrick Young of Springfield; and great grandchildren, Michael Litteral stationed at Kosovo, Brian Litteral of Shelbyville, Danielle and Nicholas Young both of Shelbyville and Joel Young of Centralia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Joe.

Obituary written by family members.

Source: Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - March 30, 2008


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