Clara V. Furney, age 85, of Campbell passed away November 30, 2005 in Corning Hospital, Corning.
She was born in Corning on October 11, 1920 the daughter of the late Anna Palmer Johnson Grover. On July 18, 1936, Clara married Francis W. Furney, Sr. He predeceased her on May 22, 1991.
Many years ago, she worked at Corning, Inc. Ingersoll Rand, and Puritan Clothing Store on Markey Street at the time of the 1972 flood. She also put on household parties for various companies over the years including Friendly Home parties. She enjoyed her work with the home parties most of all. In her later years, she and her daughter did income taxes in a company they formed called C & D Tax Consultants until her retirement in 1986.
She is survived by her children, Francis Charley (Brevadine) Furney, Jr. of Placida, FL and Donna (Richard) Wainwright of Painted Post; granddaughters, Brenda (Vernon) Van Zile of Campbell, Haladine Furney of Australia, and Sharon (Monty) Wall of California; grandson, Lonnie Furney; great grandchildren, Patrick (Crystal) Van Zile of Campbell, Ryan and Amy Van Zile of Campbell, Leanna Eygabroat of Corning, and James Wall of California; great great grandson, Jacob Ryan Eygabroat of Corning; foster great grandchildren, Calvin, Alexis. Shaun, and Demitrius Haynes of Campbell; in - laws, Robert Allen of Chambers, Jolene (H. William) Anderson of Corning, and Mary (Albert) Allen of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.
Clara was predeceased by her step father, Ford Grover, sister, Betty Allen, granddaughter, Teresa Lynn Wainwright, in laws, Joseph and Merab Furney, Neamata and Joseph Paciorek, and Paul and Eleanor Furney.
Claras family will receive friends on Monday, December 5, 2005 from 2 until 4pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning where her funeral service will follow at 4 pm with Rev. James Ellis officiating.
Flowers will be graciously received but donations may be directed to First Baptist Church of Corning c/o Rev. James Ellis, 110 E. First Street, Corning, NY 14830.