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Marildia Pearl Furches

Marildia Pearl Furches

Saturday, February 16th, 1924 - Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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Obituary

Marildia Pearl Furches, age 96 years of Morristown, TN and formerly of Dublin, MD passed away at 10:15 pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2020 at the SpiriTrust Lutheran Village in Shrewsbury, PA. She was the wife of the late William Harold Furches to whom she was married for 47 years.

Born in Tazewell, VA on February 16, 1924, she was one of six children of the late John Henry and Mary Magdalene (Crouse) Mitchell.

Pearl, as she was known to family and friends, moved to Maryland in the early 1940’s and worked for the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Factory in Middle River, MD during World War II. It was here that she met her husband. She also worked for the Bata Shoe Company in Belcamp, MD for more than 20 years.
Pearl and Harold moved to Morristown, TN from Dublin, MD in 1984. She was a member of the then Evangelical Methodist Church in Dublin (now Reformation Bible Church) and then became an active member of the Open Door Baptist Church in Morristown for almost 30 years.
Pearl was a volunteer with the Department of Social Services in Morristown for over 25 years and especially enjoyed working with Toys for Tots. She also served as a member of the Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System Auxiliary for 19 years

She is survived by two sons:

Lloyd Harold Furches of New Freedom, PA
Danny Lee Furches of Columbia, MD

She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandsons

Two sisters:

Mary Belle Dowden of Centerburg, OH
Lorena Foster of Talbott, TN

She was also preceded in death by her son, Michael Duane Furches

A public viewing will be held at Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main St., Delta, PA on Friday, May 8 from 2 to 4 pm

Harkins staff will manage the viewing environment to assure the safety of all. Please follow the directions of the gentlemen who will greet your vehicle as you arrive and remain in your vehicle until instructed to enter the funeral home to pay your respects

Graveside services and interment will be held at the Sunderland Cemetery in Talbott, TN under the direction of Mayes Mortuary of Morristown, TN.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the
SpritTrust Lutheran Office of Philanthropy
1050 Pennsylvania Avenue
York, Pa 17404
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 8th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 8th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Harkins Funeral Home
    Address
    600 Main Street
    Delta, PA 17314
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  • Interment

    Location
    Sunderland Cemetery
    Address
    MORRISTOWN, TN
Services will be held in Morristown, Tennessee

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Jackie Whitely

Posted at 01:26pm
The way God put Pearl in my life just amazes me. We were always comparing our stories and finding out how many things we had in common, to be 30 years apart! I would show her all my pictures (farm, politics, etc) of what was going on in our lives. We would laugh and joke at just about anything. I got to know her family, and now I get to enjoy their friendship also. God is great! I SO miss her, but will see her one day !!
AB

Alysha Bauer

Posted at 06:03pm
Miss Pearl you will be greatly missed by the nurses and staff at Zimmerman Place. I will miss your stories. You were always so concerned about me working all night and not sleeping♥️
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Ed and Debby Wallace

Posted at 11:09pm
Miss Pearl as we called her will be missed greatly; but we look forward to the day we will once again be reunited in heaven. I can only imagine the scene when she entered heaven and saw her husband, Harold, and son, Mike, and other relatives and friends (my mom Retha who was the same age-within 4 months) and most of all her Savior, Jesus Christ. Praying comfort for the family,
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