Susanna Furbee

Full Name: Susanna Parnicza Furbee
Date of Birth: April 28, 1929
Date of Death: August 10, 2020
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SUSANNA FURBEE, of Huntington, WV, passed from this earth on August 10, 2020, at the Woodland’s Retirement Community, at the age of 91.  Susanna was born on April 28, 1929 in Moundsville, WV.  She was a graduate of Moundsville High School and attended Marshall University.  Susanna married Jerry Furbee in 1950 before settling in Huntington.   Although she enjoyed her time working at Watts Ritter and Co., in the 1950’s, Susanna enjoyed even more being a homemaker and devoted her life to her three children.  Some of her favorite times were spent working in the caboose during Cammack Midget League football games and Little League 3 baseball games.  In 1981, Susanna and Jerry started the Workingman’s Store.  Although raised in the Russian Orthodox Church, she was a former member of Central United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church.  Susanna was initiated into Huntington Chapter No. 8 Order of Eastern Star in 1953 where she held many offices including Worthy Matron two times.  In the family’s early years, Susanna and her children would make homemade root-beer in the summertime and enjoy into the fall.  She loved vegetable gardening, especially green beans, and canned dozens each summer. She was quite well known for her homemade rolls, which she would often make for her family, friends, various church dinners and Eastern Star functions.  When her grandchildren would visit it wouldn’t be unusual to see one of them propped up sitting on the kitchen counter “helping” her cook or bake!  Susanna loved when her children and grandchildren came for a visit, excited when they would arrive and so very sad to see them leave…always waiting in a window to wave goodbye as they drove off…until they could be seen no longer.  Susanna once wrote “Jerry Alan, David, Marianna – you have made meaning to my life.”

Susanna was predeceased by her husband, Jerry R. Furbee, her parents, Charles (Vasil) and Mary (Maria) Parnicza, and one brother, Michael Parnicza. Susanna is survived by her children, Jerry (Kelly) Furbee of Chesapeake, OH, David (Michele) Furbee of Jackson, OH and Marianna (Ed) Towle of Lexington, KY; her brother George (Colleen) Parnicza of Huntington, WV, her brother Charles (Connie) Parnicza of Baton Rouge, LA; Sister-in-law, Sharon Furbee-Moore; her grandchildren, Jordan Furbee, Maddie Furbee, Anna Towle, Olivia Towle, Bryce Towle, Jamie Bellomy and Shayna Craiger; and 5 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.  Susanna truly loved spending time with all her family!

The family would like to express its appreciation to the staff at the Woodlands, especially those individuals who worked in Healthcare on 2 East and in the dining room.  The love and care you gave to our mother can never be repaid. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Klingel Carpenter Mortuary in Huntington, WV.   Private services will be held for the family.  Expressions of sympathy may also be made to Hospice of Huntington or a charity of one’s choice.  

From: Linda LeMasterAug 14 2020 7:16AM
It is always hard to lose a loved one...especially when that loved one was such an inspiration. Sue was a sweet, hardworking woman who always helped at Central United Methodist. I have her recipe for rolls and make them for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We always remember her on those occasions and talk about our memories of her. Your family has my deepest sympathy.
From: Janina MichaelAug 14 2020 7:23AM
Dear Furbee children:

Remembering your mom with great love from our neighborhood days on 9th Avenue.

With sympathy and prayers,

Janina Michael
From: Bobby LipscombAug 14 2020 10:19AM
David, I'm am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
From: Gracie Imma ThompsonAug 15 2020 1:03PM
Towle family- I am so sorry for you loss. I love your whole family. God is with you and I am sending many prayers!
From: The Tweel family and Jim’s Spaghetti HouseAug 16 2020 7:43PM
So very sorry to hear about Mrs. Furbee’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
From: Bill PofahlAug 22 2020 9:29AM
Saddened to learn of your Mom's passing.  Our deepest condolences as you celebrate her life and the love she had for her family.
Bill, Kim, and Jack


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