Mrs. Lillah B. Farmer

Published 12:03 pm Friday, September 10, 2021

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Mrs. Lillah B. Farmer, of Winchester, passed away on March 19, 2020 at Wellington Parc in Owensboro, KY at the age of 97. Born in Hyden, KY, she was a daughter of the late Mitchell C. and Sophia Sutton Begley. Mrs. Farmer graduated from Leslie County High School, attended Carson Newman College and earned a BA 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, where she fulfilled many roles in the life of the church. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

Professionally, Mrs. Farmer was an elementary school librarian and teacher. She volunteered at the Winchester Public Library after her retirement and operated the bookmobile for the library early in her career. She enjoyed travel which included trips to Belgium, Russia, and England.

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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, CA; John M. Farmer Sr., MD, of Louisville, KY; and Robert E. Farmer (Kathryn) of Owensboro, KY; 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.

A memorial service for Lillah B. Farmer will be held at 11 am Friday, September 17, 2021, at Central Baptist Church 101 W. Lexington Ave. in Winchester, KY. Visitation will be from 9 until 11am at the church. The internment at Winchester Cemetery will be private. The family requests that all attendees wear masks and practice social distancing to ensure everyone’s continued safety.

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

Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

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