Coral Furrow died June 29, 2014 at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. She was born in Portage Lake February 21, 1918, the fourth of 16 children born to Laura (Bolstridge) and Rufus A. Gardiner. She attended the one-room Maple Grove School on Patterson Ridge in Thorndike and graduated from Unity High in 1935. She married Walter S. Furrow in August of 1936 and enjoyed 57 years of marriage. Coral was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, restoring old furniture, braiding rugs and sewing. She made and sold quilts for about 40 years in almost every state, Canada and a few countries overseas.
Survivors include two daughters, Pansy Porter and Lillyann Greenleaf, both of Belfast; three sons, Royce of Knox, and Cary and Wade of Jackson; sisters Mrs. Joe (Beatrice) Bryant of Thorndike and Mrs. Paul (Pearl) MacFarland of Albion; and brothers Stuart Gardiner of Swanville, Austin Gardiner and Robert Gardiner of Unity.
She was predeceased by husband Walter; sons, Dwight of Knox and Sydney of Skowhegan; five sisters, Verla Gardiner, Lona Gardiner, Winnie Howes of Ashland, Althea Lasselle of Waterville, Elinor Howes of Thorndike; and five brothers, George Gardiner, Lohman Gardiner of Freedom, Merton Gardiner of Hallowell, Maurice Gardiner of Unity, Dr. Earl Gardiner of Aggassie, B.C. Canada; and many other special family members too numerous to name.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, July 2 from 10-11 a.m. with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Knox Ridge Baptist Church in Knox. Interment will be held at Kenney Cemetery in Brooks. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.