Doris L. Furney 1928-2021

HUBBARD — Doris L. Furney, 93, died Sunday afternoon, July 18, 2021, at Liberty Healthcare.

She was born April 16, 1928, in Pritchard, W.Va., a daughter of Clyde and Daisy Shannon Thompson and moved to the area in the early 1930s.

Mrs. Furney was a member of Central Christian Church of Hubbard, and was a dance teacher at Tony Romeo Dance Studio who later taught dance from her home. Doris sang and danced at the Youngstown Playhouse and at Ohev Tzadek-Shaarei Torah. She performed with Bob Hope and Red Skelton, Jim Neighbors and many of the Lawrence Welk show actors. In her younger years, Doris was a professional contortionist.

She was a member of the Hubbard Garden Club.

Her husband, Robert Furney, whom she married June 18, 1949, died March 12, 2000.

She leaves a daughter, April Janovick of Hubbard; seven grandchildren, Noelle Janovick, Nicholas (Jenna) Furney, Rachel Hay, Clyde Dixon, Shannon and Becky Dixon, and Paul Dixon Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Adyson Furney and Alyssa Dixon.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; her son, Mark Furney; and a daughter, Robin DelBane.

Family and friends may call 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the Kelley-Cummins Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bob Hitchcock officiating.

Visit www.kcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.

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