Suzanne Louise Boyer Furlow, 69, EHS grad, published three books, avid learner, devoted to her family

By on May 23, 2018

Suzanne Louise Boyer Furlow, 69, died May 17, 2018. Suzanne’s body failed after a valiant three-year battle with breast cancer, but her spirit continues. It continues in the hearts of everyone who knew her. It continues in our memories and it continues in the eternal life energy of the universe.

Suzanne was born in Ephrata on Nov. 27, 1948 to the late Jack C. Boyer and the late Patricia Espenscheid Boyer Hacker. She was the wife of Quentin G. Furlow of Akron, with whom she shared 32 years of marriage.

Suzanne was a 1966 graduate of Ephrata High School and attended Northwest Missouri State College and Penn State University where she studied anthropology and archaeology. Her interest in studying the past led her to develop a love of genealogy.

Suzanne was a member of LancasterHistory.org and an honorary member of the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley. It was there where she spent many pleasant hours of research. She wrote and published three books detailing the burials at Cedar Hill, Mount Zion Evangelical, and Bergstrasse Lutheran cemeteries.

Suzanne loved reading and learning. She loved walks in the woods, sunsets, robins chirping, listening to the breeze through the trees, and all beautiful things. But her greatest love in her life was her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and aunt. She liked everyone and made everyone laugh.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons: F. Thomas Kahler, Ephrata; Geoffrey I. Kahler, Philadelphia; a sister: Rebecca, wife of Dennis L. Ocker, Lititz; a nephew: Adam Ocker, Lititz; and a half-sister: Jacki Boyer, Elko, Nevada.

Services were held May 22 at Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata. Interment followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata.

In lieu of flowers, and in accordance with Suzanne’s wishes, donations can be made in Memory of Suzanne B. Furlow to the following organizations: Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley Lancaster County Community Foundation, 24 W. King St. #201, Lancaster, PA 17603, or visit lancfound.org/fund/the-historical-society-of-cocalico-valley-endowment-fund; Planned Parenthood Keystone (Lancaster County), P.O. Box 813, Trexlertown, PA 18087.

To offer condolences visit, gravenorhomeforfunerals.com. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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