Funeral services for Ella L. Farmer, 62, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Victory Bible Church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Ms. Farmer died Thursday, August 26, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, Kansas.
She was born June 25, 1949 at her home in Webster County, Mississippi, the daughter of Wilson and Jimmie Mae Minor Farmer.
She graduated from Davidson High School in 1969. Ms. Farmer was a homemaker. She attended Church of Christ of Lawrence, KS and was a member of International Free and Accepted Modern Masons and Order of the Eastern Star Andrew Nette Daniels Grand Chapter. She was a former Douglas County Senior Services volunteer.
Survivors include a daughter Sonia Farmer, fiancé Gary, and son Rodney Farmer. One brother Troy Farmer Sr, wife Lera of Chicago, Illinois. Five sisters, Georgia Roberson, husband John, Wille Mae Kimbrough, husband James, both of Chicago, Illinois, Lucy Wilma Jean Hervey and Levonia Shepard both of Watervalley, Mississippi and Minister Laura Bettye Cruise, and husband Stephen of Belleville, Illinois. Seven grandchildren, Monechia Fisher, Tiffany and De-Janelle Lockett, Justin Bethea, RaShaun Farmer, Michael Farmer, Kamarre Farmer and two great grand children, Amani Canady and Jordan Fisher.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Esther Lee Ford and a brother Anderson Farmer, a daughter Latonya Farmer died earlier in a house fire January 17, 1993.
Friends may call the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home Friday noon to 8 p.m. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday prior to the funeral at the church.
The Family suggests memorials to be sent to Meals on Wheels and Douglas County Senior Services in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Dear Family of Ella Farmer,
We are praying and thinking of you during this difficult time. It was a pleasure to have served Ella and she indeed was special to all of us who knew and worked with her. She will be missed. May God grant you the strenght during this period.
Praying for you–Jared Nyagol
So sorry to learn of Ms Ella’s passing. She was a very sweet lady and I enjoyed being with her any time I had the oportunity. She will be missed and I send my love to the family that will also miss her.
Ella will be missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.
I am thinking of all of you at this difficult time.
Dear Family of Ella Farmer,
I am so sorry to hear of Ella’s passing. She and I became good friends during my time with her while I worked at Home Instead. We were able to get her a washer and dryer during that time and it was a blessing to help her do that. She was a pleasure to work for and I looked forward to seeing her twice a week. I know you will miss her and I will be keeping all of you in my prayers.
Blessings to You, Doris Douglass
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