Ellen Marie Furlow, born February 11, 1936 to loving parents, John and Freida McGrath in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, peacefully parted this life on March 21, 2019 surrounded by those who loved her at 83 years old.
Married to Clent Furlow in June of 1977, a union which lasted 27 years until his passing in April 2004.
Ellen was an Educator in the Massillon School System, and retired from Columbus Public Schools, after a teaching career that spanned over 40 years! Mrs. Furlow was a long time member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church where she was a faithful member of the Body of Christ and the Church where she served until she was unable to do so.
Ellen leaves to celebrate her life: Daughters, Jo’Anna (Michael) Lawson, Jr. and Elizabeth Bynum; Son, Eric M. Johnson; Grandsons, Michael Lawson III and Malachi Lawson; Granddaughter, Desirée Soto; Friends, Michael Lawson, Sr., Toni’a Sheppard and David Bynum; and Special Son, Michael Lawson, Jr.
A legacy to Emulate, Celebrate and a Life well lived…we will love and miss you forever Grandma.
A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. at Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society, 5464 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214. Please visit www.OhioCremation.org to leave the family an online condolence.