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Obituary for Lillah B. Farmer

March 19, 2020
Owensboro, Kentucky


Lillah B. Farmer, of Winchester, KY passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Wellington Parc in Owensboro. She was 97. Born in Hyden, KY, she was a daughter of the late Mitchell C. and Sophia Sutton Begley. Mrs. Farmer was a graduate of Leslie County High School, attended Carson Newman College, earned a B.A. from Eastern Kentucky University and a Masters of Library Science from the University of Kentucky. For more than 70 years, she was a devoted and active member of Central Baptist Church in Winchester, where she fulfilled many roles in the life of the church. She was also a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Mrs. Farmer's professional life included serving as an elementary school librarian and teacher and with the Bookmobile of the Winchester Public Library where she also served as a volunteer following her retirement. She enjoyed travel which included trips to Belgium, Russia, and England.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Farmer Sr., her sister, Ruth Gover; and her brother A.N. Begley, DMD.

Those who remain to honor her memory include her sons, William C. Farmer Jr. of Los Angeles, John M. Farmer Sr. , MD of Louisville, and Robert E. Farmer (Kathryn) of Owensboro; her grandchildren, Sara Jane Marcum (Kenny) and John Mitchell Farmer Jr., MD; her great-grandchildren, Liam Marcum and Declan Marcum; and her sister, Sue B. Palmer.

The visitation and memorial service for Mrs. Farmer will be at the Central Baptist Church in Winchester, KY and will be announced when circumstances permit.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Clark County Public Library, Hospice East of Lexington, the Central Baptist Church of Winchester, or the Rose Mary C. Brooks Place.

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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