August 16, 1930 - June 21, 2020
Melva L. Furman passed from this life to enter her eternal home on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in the Linwood Village Nursing Home at the age of 89 years.
The daughter of the late Clarence Edward Bonebrake and Lennie Katherine Snyder Bonebrake, Melva was born on August 16, 1930 in Cushing, Oklahoma where she was raised and educated.
She was united in marriage to Jackie Earl Dawes on August 21, 1947 and to this union three children, Larry, Carol, and Betty were born. He preceded her in death in October of 1991. On December 26, 1999 she was married to Albert Furman whom preceded her in death in October of 2010. In this marriage she gained four children, Dan, Bill, John and Anita, as well as grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren.
Melva was involved in the early childhood development program at Yale, teaching with Head Start for many years. As a follower of Jesus Christ, she attended several churches in the area. She enjoyed sewing, camping, cooking and was known for her delicious cinnamon rolls.
She is survived by her children, Larry Dawes and his wife Shelley of Yale, Oklahoma, Betty Howe and her husband Ronald of Poteau, Oklahoma, Dan Furman and his wife Shenista of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Bill Furman and his wife Leah of Stillwater, Oklahoma, John Furman and his wife Vonda of Weatherford, Oklahoma, and Anita Dawes and her husband Tom of Perkins, Oklahoma; one sister Elaine Blasier of Enid, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one daughter Carol Beeler; three brothers, Donavon, Keith and Harold Bonebrake; one sister Dowanna Brain and bonus son, Don Furman.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Valley Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in the Underwood Cemetery at Yale, OK.
The family will greet friends on Thursday, June 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Floyd Family Center, east of the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Council Valley Baptist Church 19016 E 44th, Yale, OK 74085 in her memory.