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Betty Mae Furman Akin
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1938
Death: Oct. 9, 2010

STILLWATER, Okla. Betty Mae Furman Akin, 72, of Stillwater, passed from this life Oct. 9, 2010, in Stillwater, Okla. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Calvary Assembly of God in Stillwater. Services have been entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home.

Betty Mae Furman Akin was born Jan. 30, 1938, in Stillwater, Okla., to Leroy Furman and Ada Madison Furman. She married Pete Akin and to this marriage a daughter, Ann Marie Akin, was born. Betty made her home in Sherman, Texas, where she was employed for 23 years as a mechanist for Texas Instruments. Betty and Ann were always involved in something together, from throwing newspapers to doing ceramics to who knows what else.

In 1992, Betty moved back to Stillwater, Okla. She was employed as an administrative assistant at the University and Community Federal Credit Union. For the past 12 years, she has been a proud member of the sales team at Top Value Mobile Homes in Stillwater. She had a great working relationship, as well as friendship, with her boss, Bob West, and his wife, Arvilla.

In her spare time, Betty enjoyed working in her ceramic shop. Betty loved her "babies" (her dogs), each and every one of them. She loved watching Oklahoma State University athletics, volunteering at Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue and spending time with her family. She was always in charge of organizing the Furman family reunion and was more than willing to give anything she had to a friend or neighbor in need.

Betty Furman Akin had a big heart and will be loved and missed by those who shared her life with her.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann and husband Carlas Cooksey of Stillwater, Okla.; one brother, Albert Furman of Stillwater, Okla.; two half-brothers, Norman Edwards and Lamar Edwards; and her neighbor, Debbie Fultz, who she considered a second daughter.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her half-sister, Bonnie; and two brothers, James and Ory.

Honorary pallbearers for the service include Zachary Furman, Jim Furman, Dan Furman, Bill Furman, Trent Dawes and Travis Dawes.

The family requests that in leiu of flowers, make donations to Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue in care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home.

Public visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010, at the Palmer Marler Funeral Home at 5106 N. Washington in Stillwater. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at
Family links: 
  Leroy Horace Furman (1896 - 1982)
  Ada Ella Madison Furman (1902 - 1959)
  Albert Franklin Furman (1923 - 2010)*
  Betty Mae Furman Akin (1938 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Pammy In Oklahoma
Record added: Oct 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60912421
Betty Mae <i>Furman</i> Akin
Added by: Pammy In Oklahoma
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