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Dorothy Furgeson


Dorothy J. Furgeson, 90, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at Aperion Health Care.

Born March 19, 1929, in Johnson County, she was the daughter of Sylvester Wilson and Jessie (Coombs) Wilson. She married Perry W. Furgeson on June 23, 1973, and he survives.

Other survivors include daughters, Mary Ellen VanSickle (husband, Terry) of Shelbyville, and Lora Furgeson of Shelbyville; son, Scott Furgeson (wife, Susan) of Shelbyville; two brothers, Ray Wilson of Morristown, and Russell Wilson (wife, Helen) of Columbus; and two grandchildren, Maryalice Furgeson and Drew Furgeson. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Wilson and Harold Wilson; and sisters-in-law, Harriet Wilson and Reba Wilson.

Mrs. Furgeson had lived in this area for 60 years after moving from Warsaw, Indiana. She had attended Mt. Auburn High School, and had been a factory worker with Admiral/Rockwell for 13 years and also with KCL Corporation for 15 years, retiring in 1995.

Dorothy was a master basket maker and enjoyed the working picture and word search puzzles. She loved traveling and cruising. She and her husband had taken a total of 15 cruises over the years.

A Celebration of Life will be 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. Robert Campbell officiating.

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.