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Obituaries

Obituaries

Ella L. Farmer 1949 - 2011 Lawrence

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, Aug. 25, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
She was born June 25, 1949, at her home in Webster County, Miss., 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 in Lawrence 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 and fiancé Gary; a son, Rodney Farmer; one brother, Troy Farmer Sr. and wife Lera, Chicago; five sisters, Georgia Roberson and husband John, Wille Mae Kimbrough and husband James, all of Chicago, Lucy Wilma Jean Hervey, Levonia Shepard, both of Watervalley, Miss., and Laura Bettye Cruise and husband Stephen of Belleville, Ill; seven grandchildren, Monechia Fisher, Tiffany and De-Janelle Lockett, Justin Bethea, RaShaun Farmer, Michael Farmer, Kamarre Farmer and two great-grandchildren, Amani Canady and Jordan Fisher.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Esther Lee Ford; a brother, Anderson Farmer; and a daughter, Latonya Farmer, who died Jan. 17, 1993.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday before services at the church.
The family suggests memorials to Meals on Wheels and Douglas County Senior Services, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.