Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia. The Rev. Harold Werley will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the Church on Thursday.
Visitation is on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The family requests that memorials be made to Cherokee Regional Medical Center Hospice.
Fuhrman was born Aug. 20, 1913 near Kingsley, to Frank and Belle (Kissinger) DeWitt. She grew up in the Kingsley-Pierson area and attended high school in Pierson and her last two years of schooling at Wilson High School in Cherokee, graduating in 1932. She taught rural school in Cherokee County until her marriage.
She was married to Carl Fuhrman on June 7, 1936 at the DeWitt family farm south of Cherokee. The couple farmed in Brooke Township from 1942 until 1978, when they retired and moved to Cherokee. Fuhrman has lived near her daughter in Florida the last four years. Fuhrman entered Careage Hills in March of 2006.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia and was very active in the Church, having held many positions including a U.M.W. district office. She had held many positions with the Farm Bureau Women including President of the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau Women's Club, member of various card clubs and neighborhood women's club. She always enjoyed gardening, traveling and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl on Feb. 1, 1994, a son Linn Furhman on January 23, 1994, a sister Doris DeWitt, three brothers Donald, Carroll and Ralph DeWitt.
She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Hopson and her husband Lloyd of Ormond Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren: Tim Hopson of Daytona Beach, Fla.; Shawna Hopson of Wilmington, N.C.; one great granddaughter Lexi Lively; three sisters: Alice Noble and her husband Milo of Cherokee; Patricia Walker of Sedalia, Mo.; Arlene Warner and her husband Neil of Quimby.