Ada Furlong, the daughter of the late Luther and Annie Dockins Deane, was born in Matthews on Oct. 6, 1916, and died at the Malden Nursing Rehab Center in Malden on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at the age of 87.
She had lived in Southeast Missouri all her life and had lived in Malden since 1965. She was of the Methodist faith. Mrs. Furlong had worked in the Malden School Headstart, Social aid and in the cafeteria. She had also worked at the Ridgeview Manor Nursing Home in Malden and the Green Meadows Nursing Home in Dexter. Mrs. Furlong lived for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
On May 21, 1933, she was married to John Furlong in Matthews. He preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1964.
Surviving are one son, Charles Furlong of Malden; four grandchildren, Kenny Baur and Pam Schmidt, both of Festus, John Furlong of St. Louis, and Teresa "Teri" Rush of Magnolia, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Douglas Rush, Sara Rush, Jonathan Baur and Corey Schmidt.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jeanette Furlong Baur on Nov. 18, 1987; three brothers, Louie "Buddy", Lee "Buck", and Louis H. Deane; and four sisters, Marie Mize, Mary Ashbaugh, Martha Ann Berkenmeyier and Lucy Brown.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Anthony Dowdy of Malden officiating.
Interment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Matthews City Cemetery in memory of the Luther Deane family.