~ FARVER OBITUARIES ~

Obituaries Relating To Farvers

Includes:

Jacob Farver

Frederick Farver

Rosanna Farver

Abraham H. Farver

Theodore W. Farver

Sarah (Drake) Farver

Jacob J. Farver

Mariah Catherine (Miller) Farver

Catherine (Hildebrant) Farver

Mary Jane (Leidy) Farver

Augustus Farver

Melvin Deloss Farver

Helen R (Brunansky) Farver

Frances (Kolet) Farver

Julia (Fittinger) Farver

George Lester Farver

Margaret C. (Farver) Shaner

Mary Catherine (Smith) Farver

Walter Edgar Farver

George Edel Farver

Victoria Emma (Davis) Farver

Susannah (Farver) Heath

Peter Clark Farver

Mary Catherine (Arnwine)(Harvey) Farver

Lois L. (Farver) Laubach

Cora Eliza (Harvey) Farver

George Gaylord Farver

Ella Lillian (Sponenberg) Christian

Harry Orman Christian

Alton Irven Farver

Adrian Robert Farver

Cora Ellen (Farver) Thompson

Franklin Hamilton Dill

Lula Belle Dill

Eulalia Polly (Pettit) Farver

Orman C Farver

June Bowman Farver

Lewis Bigler Dill

Gaylord Farver Dill

Harriet K (Dill) McKamey

George Jacob Farver, Jr.

Richard R. Farver

Donald A. Farver

Thomas Henry Farver

Elizabeth (Nelson) Farver

Thomas J. Farver

Dorothy May (Furness) Farver

Ulla (Farver) Snider

Lloyd Farver (of Ashton, IL)

Henry John Thomas Farver

Marguerite (Steinman) Farver

Helen (Farver) Wichert

Melvin F. Farver

Meta (Trost) Farver

Neil D. Farver, Sr

Glenn Atwood Farver, Sr

Adella (Farver) Le Beau

Glenn E Farver

Edna M (Dougherty) Humphrey

Shirley Constance (Adams) Farver

Harry Bowers

Albert Alvin Farver

E. S. Kiniry

Gard James

Orman C Farver

Donald A Farver

Edwin Glen Farver

Leon Arthur Farver

Raymond W Farver

Ann B (Beuka) Farver

Sharon D (Edwards) McCardle

 
 

 
 
 

JACOB FARVER
(From unknown Columbia Co., PA newspaper)

Mr. Jacob Farver died in Ashton, Illinois on the 20th of January (1883), aged 79 years. He was born in this county in 1804 and was the father of thirteen children, all of whom survive him but one. Mr. Farver removed from this county to Ashton in 1879.


 
 
 

FREDERICK FARVER
Unionville Crescent - 1913
(Columbia Corners, Tuscola County, Michigan)
Frederick Farver, an old pioneer resident of the township died Friday evening October 3, 1913 at his home, Columbia Corners, (Michigan). Mr. Farver came to the township from Bloomsburg, Columbia Co. Penna., when he was 29 years of age and bought two wild 80's at the Corners. He cut the first tree for the clearing at that corner where Bracks store afterwards stood. From the time Mr. Farver came to that place, he has never been away from home but one night and could count on his hand the number of meals he had taken at another table. he was always an able bodied man until feebleness of old age came upon him and was never confined to his bed all day until the Sunday previous to his death when he was striken with a stroke of paralysis. He leaves his aged wife with four sons and two daughters, Harlow of Fairgrove, Augustus of this place(Unionville) Bert of Columbia Corners and Will who resides on the homestead. Hattie deceased and Libbie, Mrss Frank Heurling, of St. Louis, Michigan. The funeral occurred Monday afternoon, the four sons and Jas Russell and Chas. Goldenstein acting as pall bearers. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Packard of Flint, Michigan and William Hutchins and Mr. and Mrs. Percy Parker of Bay City, Michigan were present for the funeral.


 
 

ROSANNA (FARVER) PYATT
The Ashton Gazette - September 29, 1904

Roseanna Farver was born in Columbia Co. Pa Jan 23, 1830 and died near Ashton Sept 20, 1904 aged 74 years 7 months and 28 days. In 1856 she was united in marriage with Jacob Pyatt, of her own place, with whom she was permitted to live in happy marital bonds until 1876 when by death they were separated.

Three children were born to them, two sons and one daughter. But on of them remains, a son, Boyd Pyatt, with whom has been her home. The other son and daughter died in childhood.

Mrs. Pyatt was one of a large family of children, twelve in all of whom ten yet remain, nine brothers and one sister of the former, six reside distant from here. Those living here are: Theodore of Franklin Grove, Abraham Lloyd, and Mrs. Almira Howey of Ashton.

In Pennsylvania, Mrs Pyatt was a member of the Evangelical Church, but on coming to Illinois in 1880 joined the Presbyterian church from which the funeral was held on Friday morning, Rev. J.R. Hamilton, officiating.


 
 
 

ABRAHAM H. FARVER EXPIRED YESTERDAY
Another Early Settler Called from the Toils of Life
Ashton Gazette - September 22, 1910
(Ashton, Lee County, Illinois)

Abraham H Farver died at his home in this city yesterday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock after an illness of a little over 24 hours duration. His death comes as a shock to his friends as he has apparently been well and has been around and able to attend to his business. he was taken seriously ill Tuesday morning at ten o'clock and death resulted from heart trouble.

Mr. Farver had just reached the 78th milestone of his life, yesterday having been his birthday. Mr. Farver, who was one of a large family of children, was born Sept. 21, 1832 in Columbia Co. Pa. he lived in his native state until 31 years of age, when he came to Illinois in 1863. He first went to Carroll Co. and in a short time located in Lee Co. For 35 years he owned and farmed the place now owned by Henry Schnell.

Mr. Farver was united in marriage with Miss Mary Jane Leidy May 22, 1866 and to them have been born five sons, one of whom died in infancy. Mr. Farver is survived by his wife and four sons; Henry and Roy of Havelock, Iowa and Clarence and Ernest of Ocheydan, Iowa. Mr. Farver is also survived by his brothers Theodore of Franklin Grove and Lloyd of Ashton.

Mr. Farver retired from Active live 7 or 8 years ago and moved to this city. Only two weeks ago he and his wife returned from a business trip and visit with their sons in Iowa. They had contemplated a trip to Michigan this week to visit relatives and this was postponed Sunday. The sad news has been telegraphed the sons in Iowa who are expected to arrive here this morning, when the funeral arrangements will be made.


 
 
 

THEODORE W. FARVER HUNG SELF SUNDAY
FRANKLIN GROVE CITIZEN WAS WELL KNOWN IN THIS CITY

Funeral Held Yesterday
Was a veteran of Civil War and resident over 40 years
October 18, 1917
(Franklin Grove, Lee County, Illinois)

Theodore W. Farver, father of Mayor J.B. Farver of this city, committed suicide at his home in Franklin Grove by hanging Sunday morning. Mr. Farver had not been in the best of health, but his family had no intimation that he was brooding over any trouble. He disappeared after breakfast and when Mrs. Farver noticed that he did not return home, started to hunt for him and found him hanging by a short piece of clothesline in the barn.

Mr. Farver was born in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, April 20, 1844, and passed 75 years of age. When the Civil War broke out Mr. Farver enlisted in Co. F 2nd Regiment of Heavy Artillery in his home state and served until the close of the war.

Mr. Farver was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Ziegler November 15, 1866 and last fall celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. They came west and settled in Franklin Grove 41 years age. For thirty years he was janitor of the camp meeting grounds and also the Methodist Church of that village.

Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Farver--six of whom, with the sorrowing wife, morn his death; These surviving were Bert, of Batavia; Harry, of Fairchilds, Wisconsin; Boyd, of Ashton; Frank, of Mitchell, So. Dakota; Calvin, of Batavia; and Mrs Emma Evans, State Center, Ia; One Daughter and one son preceded the father in death. There is also one foster daughter, Miss May Fowler.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, at one-thirty from the late home, conducted by Rev. Fred A. Graham of this city. Internment was in Franklin Grove Cemetery."

A ledger started, in 1903 of the Ashton Cemetery shows that Theodore Farver owned Lot #5 Sec 26 and buried N.M. Farver 1877, then sold the lot to Mrs Joe Howey, his sister Elmyra. This was the date of Noah Milton's death. According to his mother's obit, N.M. Farver died age 4 yrs, making the 1877 tombstone date his death date. Names and dates were obtained from his Civil War pension papers and Noah Milton from cemetery records and pension papers.


 
 
 

OBITUARY OF MRS. FARVER

Mother of Mrs. Emma Evans Died July 17th
at Franklyn Grove, Ill., at Age of 74
State Center Enterprise, August 7, 1919
(Franklin Grove, Lee County, Illinois)

The following obituary notice from the Franklyn Grove, (Ill.) Reporter of July 24 will be of interest to the many friends of Mrs. Farver in this community.

Sarah Margaret Drake was born in Columbia Co., Pa., July 17, 1845, and died in Franklin Grove, Ill., July 17, 1919, age 74 years.

She grew to womanhood in her native state. She was married to Daniel Zigler, January 31, 1861, to which union there was born two children, Emma, now Mrs. Evans of State Center, Iowa; and John, who died in infancy. Daniel Zigler, her husband, died February 23, 1864. On November 15, 1866, she was married to Theodore Farver, with whom she lived more than 51 years. To this union there were born six boys and one girl. The children who survive her are: Mrs. Emma Evans, of State Center, Iowa; Bert and Calvin of Batavia, Ill., Harry, of Fairchild, Wis.; Boyd, of Ashton, Ill.; and Frank of Mitchell, S.D., all of whom were in attendance at the funeral. The other boy, Milton, died at the age of four, and the other daughter, Della, passed away five years ago.

Besides her own family, she had time and opportunity to care for from her infancy another girl, now Mrs. May Gonnerman, who was the deceased's constant companion until death. Deceased was one of a family of thirteen, all of whom, save one, John Drake, of Burwick, Pa., have preceded her in death. Besides the brother and the children who survive, are: 22 grand-children and 6 great grand-children.

Mr. and Mrs. Farver came to Illinois in 1876, and made their home at Franklin Grove until the dates of their deaths, having lived in their present home since 1877. Many years ago, Mrs. Farver became a member of the Methodist church and was a member of the local church at the time of her death.

The funeral of the deceased was conducted at the late home Sunday afternoon, the Methodist pastor, Rev. W. E. Kern, officiating. Interment was made in the local cemetery.


 
 
 

GEORGE FARVER DIED YESTERDAY
Well Known Berwick Resident Victim of Illiness Due to Old Age
The Berwick Department
September 20, 1919
(Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania)

George A Farver, a veteran of the Civil War and a widely known resident died yesterday at his house on Vine street. Discases incident to his advanced age of 81 years was the cause of death that occurred at 1:30 o'clock.

Mr. Farver was born in Jackson township April 22, 1838 and was a son of Jacob and Rachel Farver. His paternal grandfather was a pioneer of Columbia county, Jacob Farver, the son of George, was born in Jackson township and followed in his father's vocation of farming.

Geo. Farver, son of Jacob Farver, attended the public schools of Jackson township. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in Co. F. 2nd Reg. Renna Heavy Artillery under Capt. William M McClure in which he was enrolled Dec. 25, 1861 for three years. He was discharged January 1, 1864 at Fort Lincoln, District of Columbia, and the next day re-enlisted for three years in the same company, then under Capt. George W Webb. He was discharged Jan. 29, 1866 at City Point, Va, after having participated in numerous engagements including Petersburg, Fort Harrison, Wilderness and Cold Harbor.

On his return to the pursuits of peace he again located in Columbia county and in 1886 came to Berwick. He was for a long period in the employ of the American Car and Foundry but for a number of years has been living a retired life. Mr. Farver is a member of the First M.E. church. On November 20, 1866, Mr. Farver was married to Maria Catherine Miller, a native of Mount Pleasant township and six children were born to this union. Orvis O., born September 19, 1868, a resident of Berwick who married Harriet Shultz and has three children, George J, Mary C and Catherine; Albert A., born October 21, 1870, now a resident of Atchinson, Kan., is married and has two children, Martha and Florence; George Gaylord, born December 31, 1872, of Berwick, married Cora Harvey and the children are Lloyd V., Helford and Bradford, twins, and Martha; Eva J born May 5, 1875 is the wife of Frank A Dill of Berwick and the mother of Lewis Dill of Berwick. Children are Gaylord, Harriet, myrtle, Charles and Luther; Edward E. born Oct. 22, 1877 is a resident of Berwick; Cora E., born Aug. 27, 1880 is the widow of W. Thompson of Berwick and has one child, Allen.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon from his ? home at 349 Vine street. Interment will be made in Pine Grove cemetery.


 
 
 

Mariah Catherine (Miller) Farver

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
January 26, 1916

Pneumonia caused the death Sunday of Mrs. George Farver, one of Berwick's oldest citizens. Mrs. Farver's illness dates back to three years. She was aged 75 years. Her husband and six children survive. Orvis, Gaylord, Mrs. Frank Dill of town, Albert of Atchinson, KS, and Edward at home. Funeral services will be held Thursday. Rev. Ake? will officiate. Interment will be made in Pine Grove cemetery.


 
 
 

Unionville Crescent
date unknown
(Unionville, Tuscola Co, Michigan)

Elijah Farver, who was taken ill 2 weeks ago, passed away, Monday night, Feb 14, a little after midnight, aged 84 years, 2 months, & 5 days. Last Saturday, he suffered a severe stroke of paralysis and failed rapidly. Elijah Farver was born in Columbia Co, PA, Dec. 10, 1836. In Nov 1863 he enlisted in the 1st Michigan Cavalry, Co. A at Mt. Clemens and went directly to Washington D.C. In 3 weeks he was sent to the front for guard picket duty. He fought in several battles among them being the 7 days Battle of the Wilderness, where over 29,000 soldiers were killed, wounded and missing. Many of the soldiers on both sides of the war were burned to death. In the fall of 1864 he was with General Custer under Sherman when the destroyed the fair leads at Trevilians Station. He was injured at the Battle of Cedar Creek (VA). Later when Stonewall Jackson was in Texas, Mr. Farver's brigade was ordered to Texas. As Jackson had surrendered when they reached Leavenworth, Kansas, the brigade was sent to Utah to fight Indians and Mormons. A purpose for which they had not enlisted. While there he witnessed the building of the great Mormon Temple, which was afterwards burned.

Mr. Farver came to this place in April 1866 and on April 14, 1869 was married to Miss Jerusha Brown, who died a few months ago. He has been a familiar figure about the streets and a useful citizen. He will be missed among other pioneers who have been called from our midst in the past few years.

He is survived by three sons, James Farver and Walter Farver of PA and Harry Farver with who he has been living and only one sister, Mrs. Elmyra Howey, of Franklin Grove, Illinois, and a brother, Lloyd Farver, of Ashton, Illinois. His funeral occurred yesterday at the M.E. Church with the Rev. Patterson officiating. The burial took place in the Unionville Cemetery. The pallbearers were Wm. and George Brady, Fred Korte, Wm. Bohn, E.A. Ainsworth and Charles Achenbach.


 
 
 

Democratic Sentinel Bloomsburg
July 12, 1889
(Columbia County, Pennsylvania)

After an extended illness Mrs. Samuel Farver died at her home on the Douglas Hughes farm, Wednesday night of last week, aged thirty years and four days. Services were held in the Evangelical church this town, by Rev. Swengle, at 10 o'clock Saturday morning and internment at Orangeville.


 
 
 
Mrs. Mary J. Farver, widow of the late Abraham H. Farver, died in her home in this city Sunday noon after a rather short illness, although having been in feeble health for quite a time. Mr Farver preceded her to the great beyond just eleven days less than a year ago.

Mary Jane Leidy was born in Hemlock Township, Columbia Co. Pa Feb. 18, 1838 and at the time of her death was 73 years six months 22 days old. The deceased came west in 1856 at the age of 18 years and settled in Nachusa. On the 22nd of May 1866 she was united in marriage with A.H.Farver and to this union was born 5 sons - one of whom died in infancy. Those who are left to morn are Henry of Burns, Wyoming, who was here recently on a visit; Clarence and Ernest of Ocheydan, Iowa; and Roy who had lived with and cared for his mother since the death of Mr Farver a year ago. Mrs Farver is also survived by one sister, Mrs H.B. Vanderslice of Buchanan, Michigan; and one brother, J.G. Leidy of Carthage, Missouri. The Farver family lived for 35 years on the farm west of town now owned by Henry Schnell and moved to the city 7 or 8 years ago, where both were highly respected citizens. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 3:30 from the Presbyterian Church, Rev. Alexander English, officiating. Internment was made in the Ashton Cemetery beside the remains of her husband.


 
 
 

AUGUSTUS FARVER DIES OF HEART TROUBLE FRIDAY
A Lifelong Resident of Columbia Township
(Tuscola County, Michigan)

Augustus Farver, age 72 years, died early Friday morning, October 16, at the Mayville Hospital where he was taken Wednesday from the Oscar Uhl home where he had been staying for the past nine months.

Mr. Farver was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred'k Farver early pioneers of this township and he is survived by three brothers, William Farver of Emerald Isle, Quanicassee, Bert Farver of Columbia Corners, and Harlow Farver of Fairgrove.

He married Julia Fittinger, May 4, 1886. He was the father of thirteen children, two dying in infancy. The eleven living members of his family are, Anna, Mrs. Daniel Buchholz of 1120 11th St., Bay City; William of Portland, Oregon; Mary, Mrs. M. Palmer, 111 Durand St., Jackson; Laura, Mrs. Carl Eckfeld, and the Misses Grace and Edna Farver, 12619 Sorrento, Roy Farver and Lillie, Mrs. Bryan Johnson, all of Detroit; Elsie, Mrs. Wm. Jackson of Flint; Arthur Farver of Saginaw; and Edward of Ionia.

Mr. Farver was an honorable, industrious man with no bad habits. he was trained to no trade or profession but was a general all around day laborer, always ready to help his fellow neighbor and earn an honest dollar. He was well liked by those for whom he worked.

Mr. Farver had been in poor health for some time, but had been around until within a few days of his death. He attended the funeral of his old friend, Mr. Ainsworth, September 30, and visited his son in Saginaw the following week.

His funeral occurred Sunday at 1:00 o'clock at the Moravian church, Rev. Scheel officiating. Burial was in Columbia cemetery. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Wm. Krull, Charles Goldenstein, Fred Hen?el, George Colling, James Campbell, and Edwin Eckfeld.

The relatives from out state who were here for the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Farver and children and Mr. and Mrs. Byran Johnson and children of Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Farver and children of Saginaw; Mrs. Mary Palmer of Jackson; Mrs. W. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Clare Farver and family, and Mr. Benjamin Farver and family of Flint; Mrs. Ernest Reid of East Dayton; Harlow Farver of Fairgrove, and Will Farver of Quanicassee.


 
 
 

MELVIN DELOSS FARVER
Dec. 31, 2009
Bohlender Funeral Chapel
Memorial Service Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010

Melvin "Mel" DeLoss Farver, 86, of Fort Collins, died December 31, 2009 at home.

Mr. Farver was born August 7, 1923 in Burns, Wyoming to Bud and Bernice Farver.
Mel married Phyllis "Phil" Iverson on June 4, 1949 in Lake Mills, Iowa.

Mr. Farver worked for Phillips Petroleum Company for 18 years, was Vice President for Pat Griffin Company for 18 years and then owned and operated Farver's Flowers for 10 years before retiring. He loved to make pickles and jams, enjoyed flowers, and arts and craft projects. He also loved to bowl, play cards and argue.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis "Phil"; sons, Steven (Jill) Farver, Craig (Virginia) Farver of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Lee Farver of Denver, Colorado, Morgan Farver of Fort Collins and one great-grandchild, Pryce Wyatt of Fort Collins.

Preceding Mel in death are Parents, Bud and Bernice; and grandson, Richard Farver.

A Memorial Service will be held at First United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to Pathways Hospice or American Heart Association in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive St., Ft. Collins, CO 80524.


 
 
 

HELEN R. (BRUNANSKY) FARVER
Published: Sep 18, 2008
E-Edition of Laramie Boomerang
at http://www.laramieboomerang.com

Memorial services for Helen R. Farver will be at 11 a.m. today at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeffrey Rainwater officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Homemakers Council or to the Albany County 4-H Council, 3520 S. Third, Laramie, WY 82070.

Services are under the direction of Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.


 
 
 

FRANCES (KOLET) FARVER
Ivie Funeral Home (Murphy, NC)

FRANCES FARVER

Frances Farver, 71, of Murphy died Sunday (Aug. 7, 2005) in a Murphy medical center. A native of Detroit, MI, she had been living in Murphy for the past seven years. She was the daughter of Joseph Kolet of Melvindale, MI and the late Catherine Varga Kolet and the wife of the late Lyle Eugene Farver, who died Oct. 30, 2000. She was co-owner and operator of Farver Saw Mill in Jonesboro, MI and was a member of the Saint William Catholic Church.

Surviving, in addition to her father, are a daughter, Ethel Clark of Holt, MI; a son, Robert Farver of Murphy; a brother, Joseph Kolet of Woodhaven, MI; and three grandchildren, Charlene Farver, Thomas Farver, and Ashley Clark.

Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM Thursday (Aug. 11) in the Saint William Catholic Church with Father George Kloster officiating. Burial in Simonds Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Steve Crawford, Sam Dillard, Tim Bergeron, Keith Williams, Dan Billsby, and Shane Belt.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 Wednesday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Chapter, PO Box 1151, Murphy, NC 28906 or the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial/Honor Program, 1 St. Jude Place Building, PO Box 1000-Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552.

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.


 
 
 

AUDREY FARVER
Byline: The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon)

Audrey Farver

JUNCTION CITY - The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, at First Christian Church in Junction City for Audrey Farver of Junction City [Lane Co, Oregon]. She died March 6 of age-related causes at age 92.

Farver was born April 16, 1914, in Junction City to Jesse and Alice Hayes Harper. She married Robert Farver on Dec. 27, 1947, in Eugene. He died Sept. 3, 1998.

She served in the Army as a dietitian in the 316th Station Hospital, attaining the rank of captain. She also worked as a dietitian in New York and later at Grand View Care Center.

Survivors include two daughters, Roslyn Burch of Junction City and Roberta Lyon of Milton-Freewater; four sons, Chuck, Eugene, Stanley and Melvin, all of Junction City; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A daughter, Nancy, died previously.

Arrangements by Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in Junction City. Remembrances to the Eugene Mission or the Junction City Historical Society.


 
 
 

MRS. JULIA FARVER BURIED MOTHER'S DAY
Mother of Thirteen Children Born in Columbia Township
(Tuscola County, Michigan)

Sunday, May 9, [1937] Mother's Day, seemed an exceptionally fitting time for the funeral of Miss Julia Farver, a woman who had borne thirteen children. Mrs. Farver died Wednesday, May 5, 1937, on the fifty-first anniversary of her marriage to Augustus Farver, a son of a pioneer family of this township.

Julia Fittinger, born a twin, October 6, 1870, to Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Fittinger, Sr., at Fairhaven, St. Clair County, one of twelve children brought up in a home established in this township when the deceased was five years old. Her twin sister, Mary, Mrs. Metetsl?-Ammon died two years ago.

When she was less than sixteen years of age she was married to Augustus Farver. Of her thirteen children eleven survive, two having died when but a few days old. The surviving children are, Mrs. Dan'l Buchholz of Bay City; William Farver of Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Harry Palmer, Jackson; Roy Farver, Mrs. Carl Eckfeld, Mrs. Bryan Johnson, Miss Grace Farver and Edna Farver all of Detroit; Mrs. Wm. Jackson, Flint; Arthur Farver of Saginaw and Edward of Ionia. Mrs. Farver passed most of her life in this vicinity. She was a member of the Unionville Baptist church for many years. Last fall she joined Bethany Chapter O.E.S. where her oldest brother, Louis Fittinger, with whom she had resided for the past two years was a life member.

She is also mourned by two other brothers, Herman Fittinger of Unionville, and Frank Fittinger of Harrington, Kansas, and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Serry of Detroit, and Mrs. Charley Primm of Des Moines, Iowa. Fourteen grandchildren and one adopted grandchild are descendants.

Her funeral was largely attended at 2:00 o'clock Sunday at the Fittinger home, an unusually large number of the older residents attending and quite a number of the members of the Eastern Star were present.

Rev. Scheel preached a ? from the 23rd Psalm, and Rev, and Mrs. Scheel and daughter, Doris sang, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," Mrs. Edwin Eckfeld accompaning on the piano. Four of her childhood schoolmates, Edwin Eckfeld, James Campbell, George White and George Colling and two O.E.S. members, Wm. Russell and Jacob Schmidt acted as pall bearers. Burial in the Unionville cemetery. S. B. Achenbach funeral director.

Mrs. Farver's world had not been very large, but she enjoyed the friendship of many life long friends. She was the mother of a family of which she could be proud, all had been favored with good homes and associates and received good educations in the public schools, some taking up advanced training following lucrative vocations.

Her casket, standing in the southern bow window, was surrounded with exquisite and beautiful flowers mute and tender expressions of the respect in which she was held. Among the many pieces were the five point star of O.E.S. colors, a basket from neighbors, a spray from the Sewing Club, a lovely contribution from the Linden Club which she attended as a guest, and beautiful tributes from her children on this sad Mother's Day.

Among those who came to attend the funeral from out of town were: Miss Clara Aschard, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Campbell and daughter, Jane, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Serry, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Johnson and sons, Raymond and Clayton, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Farver, Mr. and Mrs. Eckfeld, the Misses Grace and Edna Farver, Mrs. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Matkin, and Raymond Fittinger all of Detroit; Mrs. Martha Bacon Ypsilanti, Mrs. Chas. Primm, Des Moines, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Farver, Mrs. White and son, Burdette of Saginaw; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Buchholz and a number of friends all of Bay City, and Mrs. Elsie Jackson of Flint.

 
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for the kindnesses expressed in so many ways during the illness of our sister and mother during the past months. To all who sent flowers and furnished cars for the funeral we sincerely thank. Special thanks is extended to Mrs. Edwin Eckfeld and the Rev. Scheel family for music.
The Fittinger Families
The Farver Famlies


 
 
 

LESTER FARVER PASSED AWAY MONDAY EVENING
September 1954
(Ashton, Lee County, Illinois)

George Lester Farver, 67, a lifelong resident of this community, passed away at his home in Ashton at 8 o'clock Monday evening following an illness of several months.

Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Cluts funeral home with Rev. Merle Hall, pastor of the Methodist church officating. Burial will be made in the Ashton cemetery.

Mr. Farver was born April 27, 1887 in Lafayette township, the son of Lloyd Farver and Mary Ann Kline. On Oct. 25, 1908 he was married to Fannie Bird and to this union were born four children, Harold, Edith, Kenneth and Raymond. Mrs. Farver died Oct. 8, 1936.

On Jan. 4, 1939 he married Miss Mary Haenitsch who passed away July 20, 1949.

For many years Mr. Farver operated a drying and trucking business in Ashton and served for a time on the Ashton fire department. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are his four children, Harold of LaSalle, Edith, Mrs. Kenneth Furman of Ashton, Kenneth of Ashton, Raymond of Franklin Grove; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, Perry and Guy both of Ashton; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Beach of Dixon. Two brothers, William and Oscar, preceded him in death.


 
 
 

MRS. MARGARET C. SHANER

Mrs. Margaret G. Shaner, 75, of 23 North Main Street, Muncy, formerly of Hughesville [Lycoming Co, Pennsylvania], died Monday, Oct. 9, 1972, in the Muncy Valley Hospital. Born Oct. 22, 1896, in Beech Haven, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Faver.

She was an employe of the former Vogue Lingerie Co. and the former R & G Knitting Mill.

Mrs. Shaner was a member of the Hughesville Baptist Church. She was the first Gold Star Mother of Hughesville during World War II. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Glenn Sharrow Post 35, and Rebekah Lodge 215, both of Hughesville.

Surviving are two sons, Verus W., of North Port Charlotte, Fla., and Richard A., of Muncy RD 2, six grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. The funeral will *be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McCarty-Thomas', 557 East Water Street, Hughesville, with the Rev. Robert E. Berger, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may .call at the funeral home from noon until the time of service Thursday.

[Margaret Clara Farver was wife of Verus Donivan Shaner b March 7 1900.]


 
 
 

MRS. FARVER DIED SATURDAY
Well Known Berwick Woman Succumbed Following Operation
Was Aged 33 Years
(Mary Catherine Smith)
(Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania)

As a shock not only to the family but to the entire community was the death at 3?:10 o'clock Saturday of Mrs. George J. Farver, one of the town's well known residents, which occurred at the Berwick hospital. On the 12th, of this month, Mrs. Farver underwent an operation from which she rallied and was apparently on the fair road to recovery. This morning she ate a hearty breakfast and was in exceptionally good spirits commenting on the fact that she could leave the hospital on Tuesday of next week. Stricken with heart trouble, her death came so sudden that her family, who were summoned at once, failed to arrive at the hospital before the end came.

Mrs. Farver was aged 33 years and was a native of Noxen, Luzerne county. Since her marriage twelve years ago she has been a resident of Berwick. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church. Besides her husband, she is survived by two children, Adrian, age 8 and Harriet aged 11. Her mother , Mrs. Catherine Smith, of Noxen and a brother, J. W. Smith, of Linden, and a sister, Mrs. Frank Zimmerman, of Wilkes-Barre, also survive.

Funeral services which will be private will be held at the house Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and will be in charge of the Rev. J. C. Stuart, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Interment will be made in Pine Grove cemetery. Friends desiring to view the body can do so Sunday evening between the hours of 6 and 9 and on Monday between the hours of 10 and 12 A.M.


 
 
 

LOIS L. (FARVER) LAUBACH

Lois Lucille (Farver) Laubach, 83, of Berwick, Columbia County, PA, wife of Glen E. Laubach, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2008 in Berwick Retirement Village II where she had resided for several weeks. She had been in failing health for years but suddenly worsened.

Born in Berwick on March 12, 1924, to Arle Robert "Bob" and Verna (Davis) Farver, she was the eldest of ten children.

Lois held many jobs but most fondly remembered her times as a telephone operator after World War II. Her family moved to the Lancaster, PA area in 1957 where she constructed leather shoes by hand at the Akron Shoe Factory and made watches and, later, fuses for black-powder explosive devices at the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster. In 1972, her family returned to Berwick where she kept books for their business, Glen's Garage, for the next 30 years.

Surviving Lois are her husband, Glen E. Laubach, daughter Polly A. Laubach-Eckrote, and son-in-law Mark C. Eckrote, all residing in Berwick; two sisters; six brothers; 40 nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held from the Heller Funeral Home, 633 East Third St., Nescopeck, PA, on Thursday at 2:00 PM with Lois' nephew, the Rev. James Farver, presiding. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Berwick. No calling hours. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests a donation to Lois' church, Calvary United Methodist, 1135 Orange St., Berwick, PA 18603.


 
 
 

WALTER EDGAR FARVER
The Morning Press
Tuesday Jan. 5, 1960

Walter E. Farver, eighty-one, 149 West Eighth St., Bloomsburg, died yesteday morning at six-ten at a Danville Hospital. He had been ill about 15 years. Born in Unionville, Michigan, he had resided in Bloomsburg for the past fifty-five years. Mr. Farver was a member of the Liberty Fire Co. and Fireman's Relief Association. Surviving are two sons, Melvin, Boomsburg and Eugene, Bristol, PA, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Eisenhauer, Sr., Bloomsburg, six grandchildren, two brothers, James C., Bloomsburg, and Benjamin H. of Flint, Michigan. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two from the Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. J. E. Whitney, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Bloomsburg, officiating. Burial will be in New Rosemont Cemetery.


 
 
 

DEATH OF VICTORIA FARVER
(The Morning Press, 26 Aug 1905 )

Victoria Farver, widow of the late George Farver, died at her home near Benton Thursday evening about nine o'clock after a lengthy illness, death being caused by a complication of diseases. She was aged sixty-three years, eleven months and twenty-three days, and is survived by three children, two sons and a daughter, Reuben Farver, of Lancaster; Tustin Farver, of Jackson township, and Mrs. George Ruckle, of Berwick; two brothers and a sister. S.F. Davis, residing in the west; S. L. Davis, of Benton, and Mrs. John Lazarus, of Benton, also survive.

The funeral services will be conducted at her late residence Sunday morning at ten o'clock, Rev. Kahn, of Waller, officiating. Interment will be made in the Jackson cemetery.


 
 
 

DEATH OF MRS. SUSAN HEATH
(Democratic Sentinal, May 1899)

Mrs. Susan Heath, of Jackson township, died last Thursday, May 11th, aged 66 years, 11 months and 11 days. She had been sick for some time but it was thought the malady was not of a serious nature until within a few days of her death. The deceased was a good woman and had the respect of a large number of friends. The funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at half past ten o'clock and was one of the largest funerals that has occurred in that section for a number of years. The text of the sermon was "Behold Thy Mother". - St. John 19:27


 
 
 

DEATHS
(Columbian, 5 Aug 1870)

FARVER - In Jackson twp., on the 5th of July, George Farver, aged 79 years, 11 months and 5 days.


 
 
 

DEATHS HERE RECORDED
PETER FARVER
(unknown newspaper)

Bright's disease caused the death Friday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock of Peter Farver, an aged resident of West Berwick, at his home in Michael's addition. He was aged 74 years. Mr. Farver had been confined to his bed for the past six weeks, suffering with the disease. He was born in Jackson township, later residing in Beaver Valley. During the Civil War he was employed in the pioneer service as a blacksmith. He resided until ten years ago at Beach Haven, when he moved to Berwick. He was married twice, his first wife being Miss Mann, of Beaver township. To this union two children were born, Theodore, of Muhlenburg and Mrs. Chas, Dechant, of Mt. Carmel. His second marriage took place to Miss Erwin, of Greenwood, and to this union three children were born, Vincent and John, of West Berwick, and Wm., who resides back of Shickshinny all of whom survive, together with his widow.


 
 
 

MRS. PETER FARVER DIED EARLY YESTERDAY
(Mary Catherine [Arnwine] [Harvey] )
(Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania - 1915)

The death of Mrs. Peter Farver occurred yesterday at three o'clock at home of her daughter. Rev. H. R. Farver, of Ida street, West Berwick. Extrmittes(?) and advanced age were the cause.

Mrs. Farver was born 73 years ago in Greenwood township where she remained until 14 years ago when the family moved to Berwick. Her husband preceded her to the grave four years ago. Since that time she has been making her home with the children.

Four children, Vincent, William, John and Mrs. Gaylord Farver, of Berwick, and two step-children, Theodore and Annie Dechant, of Riverside, N. Y. survive. She was the last member of her family.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home of her daughter. Rev. H. R. Wilkes, pastor of the Evangelical church, will officiate and interment will be made in Rose Lawn cemetery.


 
 
 

MRS. CORA E. FARVER
(Cora Eliza Harvey)
(The Morning Press, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania>
Friday, September 3, 1948

Mrs. Cora E. Farver, 78, of Flint, Mich., and formerly of Berwick, died Wednesday in Michigan. She had lived there for 28 years.

Mrs. Farver, widow of the late Gaylord Farver, is survived by the following children: Lloyd Faver, Belford Farver and Mrs. Herman Schafer, of Flint; William Farver, of Montrose, Mich.; fourteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two brothers, William Farver, of Florida, and Theodore Farver, of this state.

The body will arrive, by train, Saturday at 5:18 P.M. Services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Kelchner Funeral Home with the Rev. Mr. Hornbeck, of St. Paul's E.U.B., Church officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Berwick.

 

MRS. CORA E. FARVER

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora E. FARVER, of Flint, Michigan, were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Kelchner funeral home, Berwick. The Rev. Mr. Hornbeck, pastor of St. Paul's E.U.B. Church, officiated.

The pastor read the hymns, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," "The End of the Road," and "Abide With Me." He also read the poems, "Be Ye Also Ready" and "Thought of Heaven." The pastor took his scripture from John 14, assorted verses; 121st Psalm; 39th Psalm and Ephesians 6:10-18 and Psalm 119, 105 and 112.

Pall-bearers were George Farver, Peter Farver, Clark Farver, William Farver, Irvin Farver, and Luther Dill. Interment was in Rose Lawn cemetery.

Those attending the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Farver and daughter, Ruth, and Lois Carlson, Belford Farver and Mrs. Martha Shaffer, of Flint, Michigan; Theodore and Ralph Derrs, Mr. and Mrs. Odis Farver, of Benton; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Farver, of Huntington Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Farver, of Stillwater; Miss Kathryn Rittenhouse, of Bloomsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wolfe, of Lemoyne; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Snyder and family, of Light Street; Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Houck, of Noxen R. D.; and Mr. and Mrs. A Simon, of Hopbottem.

The body will arrive, by train, Sunday? at 5:18 P. M. Services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Kelcher Funeral Home with the Rev. Mr. (illegible) of St. Paul's E.U.B. officiating. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery, Berwick.

 

MRS. CORA E. FARVER
Morning Press - Sept 3, 1848
(Flint, MI and Berwick, Columbia Co, NY)

Cora E. Farver, 78, of Flint, and formerly of Berwick, died Wednesday in Michigan. She lived ther for 26 years. Cora Farver, widow of the late Gaylord George Farver, is survived by the following children: Lloyd Farver, Belford Farver and Mrs. Herman [Martha Catherine] Schafer of Flint; William Farver, Rose, Mich.; fourteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two brothers, William Farver of Florida and Theodore Farver of this state.


 
 
 

Newspaper Article; August 8, 1922

DEATH FOLLOWED TRAGIC ACCIDENT

Gaylord Farver, of Ida Street, Caught Beneath Overturned Hoist at Blacksmith Shop and Sustained Injuries Which Resulted in Death - Heart Trouble the Direct Cause of Death Which Came as He Talked With Nurse at Berwick Hospital.

As the result of injuries sustained in an acident at the blacksmith shop yesterday afternoon about three o'clock, Gaylord G. Farver, of Ida street, died two hours later at the Berwick hospital.

The accident occured when a barrel of forging was being loaded on an auto truck to be taken to another department. A steel tripod with chain hoist had been used to get the barrel to a heighth that it was thought the floor of the truck as it backed would go beneath it. The barrel, however, was not high enough by several inches. As the truck backed to it, the rear end caught the barrel which was pulled along as the truck went on back and toppled over the frame to which the hoist was attached. Mr. Farver saw the impending collapse of the tripod and ran in the direction that it was falling. He was caught when the steel beam struck his back and pinned him to the floor.

He was taken in a conscious condition to the emergency hospital and removed to the Berwick hospital. It was feared at first that his back had been broken but an x-ray examination showed this not to be the case. His ribs were broken and there is a possiblity that one of these had punctured the lung. His face was cut and bruised from the lung. His face was also cut and bruised from contact with the floor.

Dilation of the heart was the direct cause of his death. He had remained conscious and was talking with one of the nurses who was attending him when he suddenly expired.

Working with Mr. Farver were Harold McHenry, of East Fourth street, and Hiram Bower, of North Berwick, both of whom escaped.

Mr. Farver was a native of Fishing Creek, who has lived in Berwick since he was sixteen years of age when he went into the employ of Jackson-Woodin-Man factory (illegible) ?foundry. He was a member (illegible) lodge of Odd Fellows and of the Evangelical church on Orange street. He would have been 50 years old next December.

Surviving are his wife and the following children; Martha, at home; Alvin, in Wisconsin; Lloyd and Belford in Flint, Michigan, and Bradford, who is in the navy, stationed in California. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Orvis, of Berwick; Mrs. Frank Dill, of Berwick; Edward, of Berwick; Mrs. Cora Thompson, of Berwick, and Albert, of Atchiosn, Kansas.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his late home on Ida street, in charge of Rev. R. S. Starr, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical church. Interment will be made in Roselawn cemetery.

Follow up;

We wish to thank the many friends, neighbors and fellow workmen, all who showed their many acts of kindness in our recent sorrow the death of our husband and father.

Mrs. Gaylord Farver and children

 

GAYLORD FARVER
(Death: Aug 7, 1922)

The funeral services of Gaylord Farver, of Ida street, were held at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon and were exceptionally largely attended. The services were in charge of Rev. R. S. Starr, pastor of St. Paul's United Evangelical Church. During the services two selections were read "God Will Take Care of You" and "Some Day We'll Understand." The members of the I.O.O.F. lodge No. 246 attended the services in a body and conducted services at the grave. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.

The following acted as pall-bearers: George Confair, Mr. Stone, B. M. Callender, William DeLong, Parvin Groh and Alex. McHenry. Interment was made in Rose Lawn cemetery.

Among those attending the services from out of town were: Lloyd Farver and Belford Farver, of Flint, Mich.; Albert Farver and Florence Farver, of Atcherison, Kansas; Mrs. Charles Dechant, of River Side, NJ.; Mrs. Caroline Rich and Mrs. Fedder, of Ringtown; Mr. and Mrs. William Farver and sons, Joseph and Irvin; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Farver and children; Mr. and Mrs. Russel Farver, Mrs. George Long, Torrence Naugle, of Sweet Valley; Mr. and Mrs. James farver, Walter Farver, Mrs. Moyer, Lee Moyer and Mr. and Mrs. Willis Moyer, of Bloomsburg; Mrs. Charles Zimmerman, Mrs. William Brocious, Miss Betty Lowry, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Derr and Frank Derr, of Wilkes-Barre; Lewis Dill, of Retreat; Mrs. Manuel Bogart, Mrs. William Zelchner and Hannah Bogart, of Forks.


 
 
 

MRS. H. O. CHRISTIAN
Expires In Berwick

(Nov. 10, 1936)
(formerly Ella Lillian SPONENBERG)
(Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania)

The death of Mrs. H. O. Christian, of Thirteenth and Chestnut streets, Berwick, occurred at 6:20 o'clock last evening, after an illness of two years, during which she was confined to her bed for two and a half months. She was aged fifty-seven years. General complications was the cause of death.

Mrs. Christian was born in Briar Creek and had been a resident of this vicinity her entire life. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Her husband, who served as president and a member of the Berwick council, survives as do the following daughters, Mrs. James Stout, of Danville; Mrs. Lloyd Farver, of Flint, Mich. Seven grandchildren survive as do the following brothers and sisters: Frank Sponenberg, of Berwick; Mrs. Samuel Oliver, of Bridgeport, Conn; and Mrs. Frank Nace, of Trenton, N.J.

Services will be held at two o'clock on Saturday afternoon at the Kelchner funeral home and will be in charge of Rev. F. L. Mammig, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church. Interment will be made in Pine Grove cemetery.


 
 
 

H. O. CHRISTIAN
Dies At Age 69

Former President of Borough Council
Ill Several Years
(Died November 1946 or 47, Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania)

After having been in ill health for several years, Harry O. Christian, 69, former president of Berwick Council, died yesterday morning at 12:15 o'clock. He had been confined to bed for a week at his Chestnut street home.

Mr. Christian, a native of Berwick, had spent his entire life here. He had served two terms as a member of Borough Council and was president during his second term. The local man was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was formerly employed by the Wise Company and had operated a self service-station for many years but had been retired for some time due to ill health.

Surivors include his wife, two daughters, Mrs. James Stout, Baltimore, Md. and Mrs. Lloyd Farver, Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Yohey, Berwick, and Miss Kathryn Rittenhouse, Bloomsburg; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and eight stepchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Kelchner Funeral Home with the Rev. G. P. Cooley officiating. Friends may call Tuesday evening between 7 and 9 o'clock. Interment will be made in Pine Grove Cemetery, Market Street.


 
 

OBITUARY
Mrs. A. C. PEGG

Adrian Daily Telegraph - Adrian, Michigan
April 10, 1911

Morenci Observer: - Amanda Chichester Pegg was born in town of Wilson, Niagara county, New York, April 27, 1826, and died at her residence in Dover April 4, 1911, making her age 85 years lacking a few days.

She was married to Samuel Pegg August 13, 1849, and five children, H. D. Pegg of Morenci, Miles Pegg, a druggist at Belleville, F. D. Pegg of Morenci, and the Misses Dora and Cora Pegg, who have been with their mother on the farm, survive the good mother. The husband died some 25 years ago.

Deceased came to Michigan in 1833, making her home in Tecumseh. In the early days she was one of the county teachers and dispensed learning in the schools at Wamplers and Evans lakes.

The first years of her married life were spent in Adrian, city and township, the family, moving to Morenci in 1853, and in 1870 they moved to Dover.

Her life was full of goodness and her interest in boys and girls continued long after she reached the allotted three score years and ten. She was a Christian lady and was affiliated with the Presbyterian denomination at Clayton.


 
 
 

OBITUARY
Alton Irven FARVER

The Citizens' Voice
Dec, 23, 1999

A. Irven Farver
December 22, 1999

A. Irven Farver, 88, of RR 1, Stillwater, died Wednesday in Penn State Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

He was born May 25, 1911, son of the late William A. and Virginia (Long) Farver.

Mr. Farver was self-employed as a farmer in the Stillwater area. He attended the Assembly of God Church, Sunshine.

Sisters, Beulah Benscoter, Edna Simmons, Leona Wolfe, and brothers, Harland, Joseph, Raymond, Paul, Otis, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, the former Irma Schooley; son, Alton, RR 1, Stillwater; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Marian Wagner, Lawrenceville; Geraldine De Wald, Michigan.

The funeral will be held Monday at 11 from Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. The Rev. Kenneth Boston, his pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Bloomingdale Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, 7 to 9.


 
 
 

OBITUARY
Adrian Robert FARVER

The Press Enterprise
Wed, Dec 6, 2000

New Jersey man is survived by a brother in Berwick.
Adrian R. Farver, 85, of Ocean City, N.J., died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his home.

Born in Berwick, he had lived in Ocean City for the past 31 years. Farver was the owner of a clothing store. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Ocean City. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and BPOE, both of Berwick.

He is survived by his wife, Eulalia, and a brother, George Farver, Berwick. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Godfrey Funeral Home, 809 Central Ave., Ocean City. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick.


 
 
 

OBITUARY
Cora Ellen (Farver) THOMPSON

The Morning Press
Wed., Feb. 1, 1939

Mrs. Cora Thompson, of Vine Street, Berwick died at 6:45 o'clock Saturday night following a stroke of paralysis which confined her to her bed for three days. Mrs. Thompson was born in Grovania and spent the most of her life in Berwick. Following the death of her husband in 1918, a photographer, Mrs. Thompson, opened a cut rate drug store on Market St., Berwick in 1921 which she conducted afterward until the time of her death, being well known.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Daughters of the Rebekah Lodge and the Women's Relief Corps all of Berwick. Two children, Anneta and Allen both at home, and a sister, Mrs. Frank Dill, of East Seventh St., Berwick and two brothers, Albert A. Farver, of Kansas and Edward E. Farver, of Berwick, survive. Funeral services which will be held at the Seriff funeral home, Berwick at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon and will be in charge of the Rev. Robert Allen, pastor of the First Methodist Church Berwick. Burial will be made in Pine Grove Cemetery.


 
 
 

OBITUARY
Eulalia P. (Pettit) FARVER

The Press Enterprise
Sun, Dec 10, 2000

Eulalia P. Farver, 86, Ocean City, New Jersey, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000,at the Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point, N.J. Born in Rupert on Sept. 14, 1914, she had been a resident of Ocean City for the past 31 years.

Farver was a co-owner of the former Farver's Men's Clothing in Berwick. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Ocean City. Organizations to which Farver belonged were the Ocean City Colony Club, the Garden Civic Association of Ocean City and the Order of the Eastern Star of Berwick.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian R. Farver, on Dec. 3, 2000. Her funeral service will be Monday at 10 a.m. from the Godfrey Funeral Home of Ocean City, 809 Central Ave., Ocean City, N.J. Burial will be Tuesday at noon in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick.


 
 
 

OBITUARY
Orman C. FARVER

The Flint Journal
Online July 15-17th, 2005

FARVER, Orman C. - Of Flint Township, age 82, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at Willowbrook Manor. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday at the Plumb-Smith Funeral Home, Rev. Sarah LaRose-Nettell officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Mr. Farver will lie in state at the Plumb-Smith Funeral Home, G-1208 N. Ballenger Hwy., Flint Township, where friends may call 3PM-8 PM Saturday and Sunday. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions to "My Heart Supports The Troops." Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 
 
 

OBITUARY
June (Bowen) FARVER

The Flint Journal
Date: January 15, 2005

FARVER, June Elaine [Bowen] - Of Flint Township, age 77, died Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at her residence, surrounded by her husband of 57 years and her 5 children. Funeral services will be 10 AM Saturday at the Plumb-Smith Funeral Home, Rev. Sarah LaRose-Nettell officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial.

The Flint Journal
Date: January 14, 2005

FARVER, June Elaine [Bowen] - Of Flint Township, age 77, died Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at her residence, surrounded by her husband of 57 years and her 5 children. Funeral services will be 10 AM Saturday at the Plumb-Smith Funeral Home, Rev. Sarah LaRose-Nettell officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Mrs. Farver will lie in state at the Plumb-Smith Funeral Home, G-1208 N. Ballenger Hwy., Flint Township, where friends may call 10 AM- 1 PM and 4- 8 PM Friday.


 
 
 

OBITUARY
Lloyd FARVER

Unknown Newspaper (Illinois) probably the Ashton Gazette

November, 1933

Lloyd Farver, a long time resident of this community passed away at the home of his son, Jessie Guy Farver, north of Franklin Grove, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, his death being due to a recent stroke and the infirmities of old age. Mr Farver was born in Pennsylania June 27, 1851 and had reached the age of 82 years, four months and 15 days.

He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann Kline on August 6, 1870 in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, and with his young bride, in the early 1870's, came to Lee County to make their new home.

Since 1876, they spent practically all their time in Ashton Township, and in 1914 retired to the village to make their home.

Mr Farver, on account of failing health, gave up his active life several years ago and made his home with his son, Jessie Guy Farver, north of Franklin Grove. In 1920, Mr and Mrs Farver had the privilege of celebratng their golden wedding anniversary, when they received the congratulations of many relatives, neighbors and friends. Mrs Farver died in 1922.

Mr Farver is the last member of a family of twelve children. Surviving him are his six children: William Farver, Mrs Anna Beach, Oscar Farver of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Perry, George Lester and Jessie Guy. There are 17 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, joining in 1890 under the pastorship of Rev George M Bassett.

Funeral services were held yesterday at 2 o'clock from the home of his son, Jessie Guy Farver, the services being conducted by Rev Charles D Wilson. Interment took place in the Ashton Cemetery.


 
 
 

OBITUARY
Lewis Bigler DILL

The Morning Press
Wed. June 16, 1943

Lewis B. Dill, 1315 Pine St., Berwick, collapsed as he enterd the gate leading to his home at 4:30 o'clock and died immediately. A physician was summoned but death was instant and was caused by a heart attack. Mr. Dill had completed his day's work as a laborer in the machine shop of the American Car & Foundry Company and enjoyed his usual good health and his death came as a severe shock.

He was born in Berwick where he spent his entire life. He was born Aug. 14, 1895 and was accordingly aged forty-seven years. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Sunday School and also attended the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. His wife, Anna E. Dill, together with a daughter, Norma Jean Dill and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dill, of Berwick, a twin sister, Lula Dill, and sister, Mrs. Warren McKamey, both of Berwick and Gaylord Dill, and Mrs. George Powlus, of Phila. , Charles Dill who address is unknown and Luther Dill, of Berwick.

Funeral services will be held at two o'clock on Friday afternoon at the Longenberger funeral home, Berwick, with the Rev. A. W. Smith, pastor of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church officating. Burial will bemade in Pine Grove Annex.


 
 
 

OBITUARY
Franklin Hamilton DILL

The Morning Press
Tues. Sept. 6, 1949

Frank H. Dill, seventy-seven, of East Seventh St. Berwick, died at one o'clock Sunday afternnon at his home. He had been in ill health for a year and bedfast for the past five months. His wife, Eva J. Dill died last April ?. Mr. Dill was born in Towanda ? 17, 1872 and was employed for the borough for a number of years until his retirement. He was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Surviving are the following children, Mrs. Lewis McHugh and ? Dill at home, Gaylord Dill of ?, Mrs. Warren McKamey, of Berwick; Mrs. George ? of Wissahickson; Charles of Valley Forge. Nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren and a brother , Lewis Dill, Oswega, NY also survive.

Funeral services will be held ? morning at ten-thirty a.m. at the Longenberger Home for Funerals, Berwick, with Rev. N. G. McCloskey, pastor of First Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut St., Berwick


 
 
 

OBITUARY
Lula Belle DILL

Sept. 1978

Lois Farber, 85, of Wilkes Barre, died Saturday morning in her home. She was born in Berwick, Aug. 15, 1893, and resided in Wilkes Barre for the last 40 years. She was employed many years as a seamstress and retired in 1972. The deceased was a member of St. Boniface Church. Her husband, Paul, died in 1969. Survivng are two sisters, Mrs. Harriet McKamey, Berwick and Mrs. Myrtle Powlus, Philadelphia, and a brother, Luther Dill, Wilkes Barre. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Walter W. Lisman and Son Funeral Home, 223 S. Washington, St., Wilkes Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Boniface Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp., [Pennsylvania]


 
 
 

OBITUARY
Gaylord Farver DILL

Jan. 1979

Gaylord F. Dill, 80, 8067 22nd Ave. North, St. Petersburg Florida, died Thursday afternoon at this home. Born July 19, 1898 in Berwick, he was the son of the late Frank H. and Eva Farver Dill, he worked as a machinist at Baldwin Locomotive Works in Phladelphia, retiring 15 years ago and moving to Florida. He was an Episcopalean. A member of Union Lodge, F&AM 121 and Ben Franklin Consistory, both of Phila. he was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Gladys Bomboy, formerly of Bloomsburg.

Surviving are his wife, the former Adele Silas, Philadelphia , two sisters, Mrs. Warren McKamey, Berwick and Mrs. Myrtle Powlus of Philadelphia and two brothers, Luther Dill of Wilkes Barre and Charles Dill of Philadelphia. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. from the James L. Hinckley, Jr.

Funeral Home, Berwick, with the Rev. Kenneth Heim, Pastor of Bethany United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. Funeral services for Gaylord F. Dill, 8067 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FLorida, were held Monday from the James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home, Berwick, with the Rev. Kenneth Heim, pastor of the Bethany United Methodist Church officating. Burial was made in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. Bearers were J. Robert Thrash, Eugene Weaver, Kenneth Smith, Michael Roll, Edward Heller and James Hinckley Jr. Memorial services were conducted Sunday night by members of Knapp Lodge No 462 F&AM.


 
 
 

OBITUARY
Harriet K. (DILL) MCKAMEY

Press Enterprise
March 15, 1995

Harriet K. McKamey, 94, of 106 E Ninth St., Berwick, died Tuesday evening, March 14, 1995, at the home of her daughter, Frances Roll. Born Sept. 8, 1900, in Berwick, she was a daughter of the late Frank H. And Eva Farver Dill. During World War II, she worked at AC&F Industries. She previously worked at the Baer Silk Mill, Berwick, for many years. She also worked at the Master Silk Mill, Berwick. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church. Mrs. McKamey was a former member of the Dames of Malta. She was well known for her seamstress work, which she did from her home.

Her husband, Warren C. McKamey, died in 1962. A daughter, Kathryn A. Sitler died in 1969. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Derl (Jane) Hess, Guilderland, NY and Mrs. Michael (Frances) Roll, Berwick; a son Warren F. McKamey, Williamsport, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Eight brothers and sisters died previously. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the James L. Hinckey Jr. Funeral Home, Berwick, with the Rev. Daniel L. Dennis, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut St., Berwick.


 
 
 

OBITUARY
George Jacob FARVER, Jr.

The Press Enterprise
July 27, 2003

Worked as draftsman for several aeronautical firms George J. FARVER Jr., 76, of 235 E. Second St., Berwick, died 7:31 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2003, at Berwick Hospital Center.
Born in Berwick, Oct. 4, 1926, he was a son of the late George J. and Isabelle Moody Farver Thompson. A graduate of Berwick High School, Mr. Farver attended Penn State University for several years. He worked as a draftsman for several aeronautical companies in Connecticut and Philadelphia before returning to the Berwick area in 1970. Most recently, Mr. Farver worked part-time for the Berwick Area School District.
An active member of Berwick Elks, he was a social member of both the Maria Assunta Society and the Berwick Rangers Hose Co.
He was preceded in death by a stepbrother, Adrian R. Farver and a stepsister, Harriet Auker. Surviving is his wife, the former Marie Esposito, at home. Also surviving are step daughters Donna M. Daley, Bluemont, Va.; Cheryl A. Garcia, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Mary E. Stout, Berwick; and six step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck. The Rev. Francis J. Tamburro, pastor of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Berwick, will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.


 
 
 

RICHARD R. FARVER
Obituary - Houghton Lake, MI
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Prudenville resident Richard R. Farver, 79, died Aug. 15, 2005 at King Nursing Centre. Mr. Farver was born in Detroit, July 27, 1926, the son of Roy and Lavina (Baer) Farver. He was married May 28, 1960 to Arbadella McDermott, in West Highland. He had been coming to Prudenville for 15 years from Brighton.

He was retired from General Motors. He was a U. S. Navy veteran and a member of the Houghton Lake Eagles.

Survivors include his wife, Della Farver of Prudenville and a sister, Janet (Rick) Rikley of Florida.

Private services will be conducted. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.


 
 
 

DONALD A. FARVER
Funeral Home Obituary
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Donald A. Farver, of Reese, died Thursday evening, July 13, 2006 at Covenant Health Care, Cooper Campus in Saginaw. Age 76 years. He was born January 3, 1930 in Saginaw County, son of the late Arthur and Esther (Haske) Farver and was a 1948 graduate of Fairgrove High School. Don was employed by the Peet Packing Company in Bay City for many years and later worked as a Real Estate Agent in Saginaw. His enjoyments included his family, especially his grandchildren and hunting and fishing. Surviving are his children and their spouses; Daniel and Donna Farver of Riley, Douglas and Jan Farver of Reese and Jill and Mark O’Connor of Vassar, seven grandchildren; Scott and his wife Erin, Steven Sara, Dane, Brady, Ryan and Anna. Also surviving is his friend Marlene Goodside of Bridgeport and his children’s mother, Shirley (Wilson) Farver of Reese, two brothers; Robert Farver of Akron, and Arthur “Bud” Farver of Palm Bay, Florida, his sisters-in-law Pauline Farver of Akron and Phyllis Farver of Bay City. In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by his brother, Richard Farver.

Funeral services will take place at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2006 from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel, 9940 Saginaw St. Reese. Rev. John Becker of the First Presbyterian Church in Vassar will officiate with cremation to follow. Private family inurnment will take place next to his parents in the Wisner Township Cemetery in Quanicasse.

Don’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of services.


 
 
 

THOMAS H. FARVER
Unknown Newspaper Obituary
Hand dated 1966
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Thomas H. Farver, 84, Elkton, died Wednesday evening in Hubbard memorial hospital, Bad Axe, after a short illness.

He was born October 2, 1881 and was a life - long resident of Chandler township, Huron county. He was a thrasher and farmer all his life, a member of the Methodist church, Elkton and a one time member of the school board, Chandler township.

Mr. Farver and Elizabeth Nelson were united in marriage September 23, 1903. She died September 2, 1958.

Survivors are three sons, Floyd, Henry and Clifford, all of Elkton; seven daughters, Mrs. Bertha Gilbert, of Keego Harbor, Mrs. Flossie Maynard, Filion, Mrs. Bessie Furness of Elkton, Mrs. Luella Conners, Filion, Mrs. Ula Snider, Elkdon, Mrs. Helen Wichert, Bay Port and Mrs. Lila Wilson, Elkton; twenty-nine grandchildren; and thirty-three great grandchildren.

Remains are at Colgan funeral chapel, Elkton, friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday from the Elkton Methodist church. Rev. A. A. Carmitchell will officiate. Burial will be in Caseville cemetery.


 
 
 

MRS. THOMAS FARVER
Unknnown Newspaper Obituary
Hand dated 1958
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Elkton - Mrs. Elizabeth Farver, 75, wife of Thomas Farver, died today at her home. She had been in ill health the past three months.

Mrs. Farver had been chosen in May as 1958 Mother of the Year in Huron county in a contest conducted by the Bad Axe radio station.

The former Elizabeth Nelson, she was born Jan. 13, 1883, in Meade township and was a lifelong resident of Huron county. She was married Sept. 23, 1903. She and Mr. Farver would have observed their 55th wedding anniversary this month.

Mrs. Farver is survived by her husband, seven daughters, Mrs. Clayton Gilbert, Sault Ste. Marie, Mrs. Charles Maynard, Kinde, Mrs. Clifford Connors, Filion, Mrs. Alfred Wichert, Bay Port, Mrs. Roy Furness, Mrs. Orville H. Snider and Mrs. James Wilson, all of Elkton; three sons, Floyd, Henry and Clifford, all of Elkton; 18 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and four sisters, Mrs. Lillian Schram, Bay City, and Mrs. Clara Leiby, Mrs. Anna Wright and Mrs. Mabel Ward, all of Kinde.

Funeral services will be Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Elkton Methodist church. The Rev. Leo Burch will officiate. Burial will be in Caseville cemetery. The body is at the Colgan chapel and will be removed to the church Friday noon.


 
 

THOMAS J. FARVER
1902-1968
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Thomas Farver, age 65, passed away Wednesday, May 29 at the Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon following a years illness.

He was born September 9, 1902 at Elkton. On September 25, 1924 he was united in marriage to Ethel Hazard at Elkton. Mr. Farver and his son Wallace owned and operated the Fairhaven Industrial Wood Products near Bay Port.

Mr. Farver is survived by his wife, Ethel; one daughter, Mrs. Wallace (Alice) Hart of Caseville; four sons, Wallace and William, both of Caseville, Lyle of Ida, and Richard of Scottville; 14 grandchildren; also his mother, Mrs. Emma Meyers, Elkton.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Shetler Funeral Chapel, Pigeon, The Rev. Donald G. Clark will officiate with burial in the Caseville Cemetery.


 
 
 

DOROTHY MAY (FURNESS) FARVER
1913-2002
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Dorothy M. Farver, age 88, life long resident of Elkton, died Tuesday morning, February 12, at her home while under hospice care.

She was born December 29, 1913 in Bad Axe, to the late Edward and Leah (Mousseau) Furness.

On January 24, 1931, she was united in marriage to Floyd L. Farver at the Methodist parsonage in Marlette, They made their home on a farm in Chandler Twp. north of Elkton. In addition to helping on the farm and raising her family, she had been a cook at Elkton Elementary for over 15 years, retiring in 1971.

She was a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church and Ladies Aid, past member Century Oaks Golf Club and Elkton Euchre Club. She enjoyed golf, cooking and baking for her family, and had wintered in Florida for 20 years.

Surviving are her husband of 71 years, Floyd; three sons, Bruce (Betsy) Farver of Elkton, Ronald (Marge) Farver of Elkton and Merlin (Rose) Farver of Bad Axe; two daughters, Sandra (Art) Carpenter of Holiday, FL and Margie (John) Kanaski of Elkton. Also, 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren; her brother, Stanford (Bernice) Furness of Elkton and her sister-in-law, Hazel Furness of Arizona.

Preceding her in death were three brothers, Clifford, Roy and Burton Furness and a sister, Jeanette Furness.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday, February 15, at the Elkton United Methodist Church. Rev. Pete Crawford, pastor will officiate with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Elkton.


 
 
 

HENRY T. J. FARVER
Huron Daily Tribune, (Bad Axe, MI)
December 13, 2006

Henry T. J. Farver, 90, of Elkton died Tuesday morning, Dec. 12, 2006 at Home Sweet Home in Pigeon.

He was born Oct. 5, 1916 at the home of his parents, the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Nelson) Farver in Chandler Township.

Henry grew up on a farm and in 1942 he joined the U.S. Navy serving on the USS California and the USS Thetis Bay in the Asiatic Pacific.

He returned to Elkton in 1945. On Aug. 2, 1947, he was united in marriage to Marguerite Steinman Schaaf at the First Methodist Church in Pigeon.

Henry lived and farmed in Chandler Twp. all his life. He had also worked at Alton Manufacturing in Pigeon for 15 years. He was a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church, the Carpenter-Dorsch VFW Post No. 6013, Elkton, and enjoyed deer hunting and ice fishing.

Surviving are five sons, Thomas (Janette) Farver of Elkton, Glen (Ardra) Schaaf of Pigeon, Leo (Patricia) Schaaf of Greensboro, N.C., Carl (Georgia) Schaaf of Beaufort, S.C., and Berten Schaaf of Pigeon; his daughter-in-law, Mary Popham of Bad Axe; 10 grandchildren, Tom (Lynn) Farver and Tanette Farver, John (Debbie) Schaaf, Becki (Paul) DiPasquale, Angie (Jason) Lewis, Lesley (Justin) Lang, Scott (Elizabeth) Schaaf, Courtney Schaaf and Nathan Schaaf, Ryan (Julia) Schaaf. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren, TJ, Shelby and Brady Farver, Zachary and Benjamin Schaaf, Madeline and Jenna Lang and Will Schaaf; two brothers, Floyd Farver of Elkton and Clifford Farver of Oak Beach; and three sisters, Flossie Maynard of Pinnebog, Luella Connors of Filion and Ulla Snider of Bad Axe.

Preceding him in death were four sisters, Bertha Gilbert, Bessie Furness, Helen Wichert and Lila Wilson; and a brother, Charles.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006 at the Elkton United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Collins, pastor, will officiate with burial and military honors at Caseville Twp. Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton, and after 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be given to the church or the American Diabetes Association. Those unable to attend may sign the guest book at www.cfcElkton.com.


 
 
 

MARGUERITE A. (STEINMAN) FARVER
The Huron Daily Tribune
09/21/2005

Marguerite A. Farver, 84, of Elkton died Tuesday morning, Sept. 20, 2005, at Home Sweet Home in Pigeon.

She was born April 4, 1921, in Chandler Township and lived in the township all of her life. Her parents Edwin and Cora Steinman preceded her in death.

On Feb. 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to Arnold Schaaf at the Methodist parsonage in Bay Port. He preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1945. Two years later, on Aug. 2, 1947, she married Henry T. J. Farver at the First Methodist Church of Pigeon.

After raising her 5 sons, Marguerite became a nurse's aide at Sunny Acres Nursing Center when it first opened in 1965. She retired in 1995, with 30 years of service. She was a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church and a past member of the Elkton VFW Auxiliary. Marguerite enjoyed spending her free time at the Lunch Bucket visiting with friends and traveling.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Henry; five sons, Glenn (Ardra) Schaaf of Pigeon, Leo (Patricia) Schaaf of Greensboro, N.C., Carl (Georgia) Schaaf of Beaufort, S.C., Berten Schaaf of Pigeon and Thomas (Janette) Farver of Elkton; daughter-in-law, Mary Popham of Bad Axe; ten grandchildren, John (Debbie) Schaaf, Becki (Paul) Di Pasquale, Angie (Jason) Lewis, Lesley (Justin) Lang, Scott (Elizabeth) Schaaf, Courtney Schaaf, Nathan Schaaf, Ryan (Julia) Schaaf, Tom (Lynn) Farver and Tanette Farver. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren, Zachary and Benjamin Schaaf, Madeline and Jenna Lang, Will Schaaf, TJ, Shelby and Brady Farver; her sister, June (Harold) Hewitt of Caro; her brother, Eugene (Carol) Stewart of Pinnebog; and sister-in-law, Geraldine Steinman of Elkton.

Preceding her in death was a grandson, Travis Schaaf; and her brother, Nelson Steinman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at the Elkton United Methodist Church. The Rev. Pete Crawford, pastor, will officiate with burial in Caseville Township Cemetery.

Visitation from 2 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Elkton and after 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or the church.


 
 
 

OBITUARY
Helen E. (Farver) Wichert

Champagne Funeral Chapel, Inc.
August 2002

Helen E. Wichert
(May 15, 1921 - August 14, 2002)

Helen E. Wichert, age 81, of Bay Port, died Wednesday afternoon, August 14, at Scheurer Hospital, Pigeon from a ruptured aneurysm. She was born May 15, 1921, in Chandler Twp. at the home of her parents, the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Nelson) Farver. On June 26, 1953, she was united in marriage to Alford Wichert at the Elkton Methodist Church. Helen lived in Huron County all her life.

  She was a life long member of the Elkton United Methodist Church and was a devoted wife and mother. Helen was a very aggressive genealogist; she traced the family trees of not only her family and her husband's, but many of the Chandler Twp. neighbors. If you wanted to know who was who from home, Helen could tell you. She would also pass the time by knitting and crocheting many beautiful things. Surviving are her husband, Alford; two sons, Thomas of Elkton and James (Bev); six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Floyd Farver, Henry (Marguerite) Farver and Cliff (Mary) Farver; three sisters, Flossie Maynard, Ulla Snider and Luella Connors; and a sister-in-law, Lena Wichert. Preceding her in death were three sisters, Bertha Gilbert, Bessie Furness and Lila Wilson. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday, August 17, at the Elkton United Methodist Church. Rev. William Wright will officiate with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Elkton. Friends may call from 7 to 9 Thursday, 2 to 9 Friday at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton. Memorials may be given to the Elkton United Methodist Church or Hospitality House of Saginaw.
Note:Some names and locations were omitted for privacy.


 
 
 

ULLA B (FARVER) SNIDER
November 27, 2007

The Bay City Times - Michigan

Obituary
Elkton, Michigan - Mrs. Snider, age 93 years, died Sunday morning in Bad Axe. On October 30, 1942, she was united in marriage to Orville Snider, he preceded her in death August 31, 2001.
Surviving are two children, Terry (Darlene) Snider of Bay City and Kay (Ken) Thumme of Elkton; four grandchildren: Kari (Scott) Briesmiester of Elkton, Korney (Michelle) Thumme of Essexville, Cory Snider and Jordan Snider of Bay City; two great grandchildren, Logan and Madison Briesmiester; two brothers, Floyd Farver and Clifford Farver and two sisters, Flossie Maynard and Luella Connors.
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Elkton United Methodist Church. with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Elkton. Friends may call at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and at the church after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be given to the Activities Fund at the Huron County Medical Care facility or the American Diabetes Assn.


 
 
 

MELVIN F. FARVER
1916-1992
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Melvin F. Farver, age 75 of Pigeon (Caseville Twp.) passed away Sunday, Feb 16 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon.

Mr. Farver was born in Chandler Township on Nov. 1, 1916, son of the late Clarence and Lucile (Cox) Farver. On Feb. 20, 1938 he married Meta A. Trost at Cross Lutheran Church in Pigeon.

He owned Farver Sand & Gravel until 1959, then was employed with rooney Construction and the Elkton DPW, retiring from the DPW after 15 years of service. He was a former member of the Elkton Sportsman's Club and a member of Cross Lutheran Church, Pigeon.

Survivors include his wife, Meta A.; two daughters, Mrs. Janalou (David) Blecke, Saginaw and Mrs. Karen A. (Jack) Hippe, Royal Oak; four grandchildren; one step-grandson; one great-granddaughter and one brother, Leonard Farver, Deming, N.M.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Farver. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, Feb 19 at 3 p.m. from Cross Lutheran Church. Rev. Raymond E. Orth, pastor, will officiate with burial in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Lutheran Church or Scheurer Hospital. Visitation hours were set at the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 1 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.; at Cross Lutheran Church on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the time of service.


 
 
 

META TROST FARVER
Huron Daily Tribune (Bad Axe, MI)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Meta Trost Farver, 95, of Pigeon, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010 at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe.

Born July 18, 1915 at the family homestead in Elkton, she was the daughter of the late Henry F. and Marie (Fluegge) Trost and graduated from Cross Lutheran School in Pigeon. On Feb. 20, 1938, she was united in marriage to Melvin F. Farver at Cross Lutheran Church in Pigeon. He preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1992.

In her early years, Meta was a pastry chef at the Statler Hotel in Detroit, and continued baking privately. Over the years, she made many wedding cakes for people in the community. She worked as a pharmacy assistant for 27 years at the Scheurer Hospital pharmacy.

Meta enjoyed baking and cooking, and spending time with her family. She was formerly active in the Dorcas Society. She was a member of the Cross Lutheran Church in Pigeon.

Her survivors include two daughters, Janalou (David) Blecke of Beaverton and Karen A. Keyser of Pigeon; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elise Sturm and Lydia Decker, both of Pigeon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ervin and Otto Trost.

The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 at Cross Lutheran Church in Pigeon, with the Rev. Timothy Loehrke, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. at Cross Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to Cross Lutheran Church.

Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home of Pigeon is handling the arrangements.


 
 
 

NEIL D. FARVER, Sr.
1930-1978
Unknown Obituary
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Neil D. Farver Sr., age 47, of Howell passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, following a heart attack.

He was born May 14, 1930 in Elkton, son of the late Earl Farver, and Mrs. Gertrude Farver of Filion.

Mr. Farver is survived by his mother; two sons, Neil Jr. of Filion and Wayne of Lansing; one daughter, Nina of Detroit; six brothers; four sisters; three step-children.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at the MacAlpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Elkton.


 
 
 

GLENN ATWOOD FARVER
Press Enterprise - April 11, 1986

Glenn A. Farver Sr., 71, of Benton R.D., died Thursday at 7:08 in the Berwick Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Berwick, he was a son of the late Tusten and Rebecca Ann Manning Farver.

He was a laborer at AC&F in Berwick, then worked at TRW in Danville for nine years. Mr. Farver was a member of the Benton VFW, the American Legion, Swoyersville; and Moose Lodge in Danville. He was an Army private during World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, the former Ruth C. Lamoreaux, three sons, Max S. Farver, Glenn A Farver Jr. and Gail A Farver, all of Benton R.D.1; nine grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a brother, Delbert Farver of Bloomsburg; and a sister, Virginia Shortz of Berwick.

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. from the Dean W. Kriner Inc., Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. David D. Plank, Benton United Methodist Charge, officiating. Burial will be in Raven Creek Cemetery, Benton.


 
 
 

ADELLA (FARVER) LE BEAU January 2007
Tucson.com (Tucson, Arizona)

OBITUARIES
LE BEAU, Adella "Dell", 77, of Oro Valley, AZ and Laramie, WY, died suddenly at her home, January 12, 2007. Dell was born in Cheyenne, WY.

She attended the University of Wyoming, University of Maryland and studied in Heidelberg, West Germany. She was an accomplished equestrian and Wyoming's Jubilee Days Queen, as a young woman.

She married Lawrence Le Beau in 1972 and resided at the 2X ranch in Mc Fadden, WY. Dell was a member of the Tucson Symphony Women's Assoc. and past board member of the Tucson Arthritis Support League. She was admired by many and loved by all who knew her.

Dell is survived by her mother, Helen Farver in Laramie; her brother, Jim and his wife Linda of Rawlins, WY; nieces and nephews and two stepdaughters. Memorial donations may be made to the Tucson Arthritis Support League at P.O. Box 31164, Tucson, AZ 85751. A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Please contact the ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Avalon Chapel, 520-742-7901 for information on the service.


 
 
 

GLENN E. FARVER May 14, 2010
Flint Journal (Flint, Michigan)

Glenn E. Farver, 87, of Davison, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Genesys Hospice Care Center in Goodrich.

Glenn was born on March 22, 1923 in Elkton, to Earl and Gladys Farver. He married Betty Jane Morin on Dec. 12, 1942. They raised three children; Lynda J. (Clayton) Straseske, Rebecca A. (Richard) Smith and Thomas G. (Cheryl) Farver.

Glenn worked at General Motors as a skilled tradesman for 42 years, residing in Flint until 1967, before moving to Davison.

Glenn is survived and will greatly be missed by his three children; three granddaughters, Sarah, Jennifer and Megan; two great-grandsons, Samuel and Henry. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Vera; and his beloved wife, Betty, who passed away in Oct. 2003.

A graveside service will be conducted for family and friends at a later date, at Grand Lawn Cemetery in Pigeon.

Memorial contributions can be made to Genesys Hospice Care Center in Goodrich.


 
 
 

EDNA M (DOUGHERTY) HUMPHREY September 09,2010
LaramieBoomerang.com (Laramie, Wyoming)

Edna M. Humphrey, 93, Laramie, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver.

She was born Aug. 27, 1917, on a Wyoming homestead in the community of Golden Prairie. She was the eldest child of John and Avis (Mahoney) Dougherty. She and her two younger brothers, Edward and John Jr., spent their childhood on the homestead and attended the one-room school at Golden Prairie. She graduated from Cheyenne High School after completing her junior and senior years in Cheyenne while staying with her grandmother.

She worked as a secretary at Fort Warren until he married Robert E. Humphrey on July 22, 1939. She met him while attending Normal Training in Burns to become a teacher. They lived in Cheyenne several years while Bob worked on the Union Pacific railroad. After World War II, they returned to the farm in Burns where, in addition to working on the farm, she cooked and waited tables at a small cafe for the next 11 years.

In 1964, the family moved to Laramie, where she accepted a position at the University of Wyoming Property Office. She worked for the University of 22 years before retiring. Having worked all of her adult life, she found something missing in full retirement.

Being an avid reader and an enthusiast of Wyoming history, she found that working part time at the Summit Information Center gave her a great deal of enjoyment. She shared the history of Wyoming and its people with thousands of people from around the world from her unique perspective of a Wyoming pioneer family for another 12 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Roberta Derr and her husband, Larry, of Laramie; her sons, Gene, of Reno, Bob Jr., of Laramie and Jim, of Cheyenne; her 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Chapman officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Cheyenne. Visitation will follow the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cathedral Home for Children, P.O. Box 520, Laramie, WY 82073.

Services are under the direction of Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign the online guest book, go to www.montgomerystryker.com.


 
 
 

SHIRLEY C (ADAMS) FARVER October 10, 2011
Anderson Funeral Home (Adrian, Lenawee Co, Michigan)

OBITUARY
Shirley Constance (Adams) Farver ADRIAN – Shirley Constance “Connie” Farver, age 81, of Adrian, died Monday, October 10, 2011, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born March 30, 1930, in St. Augustine, Florida to Ben and Ruby (Ashton) Adams.

On June 18, 1949, she married Herbert Farver in St. Augustine, and he preceded her in death on June 21, 2006.

Connie served on the Siena Heights University Board, and the Bixby Medical Center Board of Trustees. She also served as President of the Bixby Medical Center Auxiliary and was very active in the KKE Sorority.

Connie is survived by two sons, Michael (Susan) Farver of Plantation, FL, and Patrick (Debbie) Farver of Adrian; a daughter, Cynthia (Peter) Galiette of Fort Lauderdale, FL; a brother, Ben W. (Sharon) Adams of St. Augustine, FL; a sister, Doris (Rusty) Reinhart of St. Augustine, FL; and three grandchildren, Brett, Brandon and Natalie Farver.

The Farver Family would like to give special thanks to her care givers, Deb Walters, Darlene Marr, Joyce Thornton and Frances Butler for their love, care and compassion for our mother during the past five years, they have become a part of our extended family. In addition to her husband, Herb, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jean, in childhood.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2011, from 4-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Private burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Private funeral services will be held on Friday at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Promedica Bixby Hospital Foundation and the Kathryn Cobb Domestic Violence Shelter. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.


 
 
 

HARRY BOWERS November 11, 1922
Dixon Evening Telegraph (Illinois)

OBITUARIES
HARRY BOWERS
Ashton-Harry Bowers, 73, retired Ashton area farmer, died early today in the Gram nursing home in Amboy.

Mr. Bowers lived in Lee county all his life. He was born March 12, 1877, in Ashton. Mr. Bowers is survived by a brother, clayton Bowers, Ashton; a nephew George Bowers, also Ashton, and three other nephews, Raymond Pyatt, Rochelle; Leonard Pyatt, California, and Gordon Pyatt, Florida.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Clots funeral home, Ashton. The Rev. Richard K. Pilgrim of the Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Ashton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening.


 
 
 

ALBERT ALVIN FARVER November 4, 1951
Atchinson Daily Globe (Atchinson, Kansas)

OBITUARY
FORMER ATCHISON RESIDENT DIES
Albert Alvin Farver, 81, former resident of Atchison, died Friday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gard (Florence) James at Lane, Kas. He had been in failing health for several years and in a serious condition for the past 10 months.

Mr. Farver was a retired Missouri Pacfic employe and was a switch engine foreman in the Atchison yards for the Missouri Pacific when he retired in 1924. The Farver home here was at 913 South Fourth street for 23 years.

Mr. Farver had made his home with his daughter at Lane for the last 22 years. He was a former member of the old Moose lodge of Atchison, the Knights & Ladies of Security lodge (now SBA), and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Surviving besides the daughter, Mrs. Guard, is another daughter, Mrs. E. S. (Martha) Kiniry of Richmond, Kas., a grandson, Albert James of Lane and a great-granddaughter, Victoria James, of Lane.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Dengel-McVey mortuary at Ottawa, Kas.


 
 
 

E. S. KINIRY November 5, 1956
Ottawa Herald (Kansas)

DEATHS
E. S. Kiniry
Ernest S. Kiniry of Sunflower [Wyandotte Co], formerly of Lane [Franklin Co.] aged 65, died yesterday at 2:30 p.m. in St. Luke's hospital [Leavenworth Co.], after an 11-month illness. He was a government inspector at the Sunflower Ordnance Works. He was a member of the St. James Catholic church.

Born at Beloit, March 2, 1891, he and his wife moved to Lane in 1940 from Beloit where he had been in the hardware business for 26 years. He was a World War I veteran in the Quartermaster Corps. He was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus and member of the American Legion Post in Beloit.

Survivors are his wife of the home, sisters, Mrs. C. D. Mesick, Leavenworth; Mrs. Louise Selig, Stuttgart, Ark.; Mrs. Harold H. Jones and Mrs. Aimee Griffin, Winfield; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Gard James, Lane.

Funeral services will be held at St. Therese's church in Richmond Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Owen Cote officiating. Burial will be in the Lane cemetery.


 
 
 

GARD JAMES September 3, 1974
Ottawa Herald (Kansas)

DEATHS
GARD JAMES
Services for Gard T James, 74, Lane, who died Tuesday at the Anderson County Hospital, will be at 2 p.m., Friday at the Dengel and Son Mortuary with burial in the Lane Cemetery. Rev. Paul Pentz will officiate.

James was born Sept. 14, 1899, in Lane, the son of George W. and Laura Alice (Hickman) James. He was married Sept. 29, 1926, in Beloit [Mitchell Co], Kansas to Florence Farver, who survives.

A lifelong resident of the Lane and Green Valley areas, he was a farmer and stockman. A veteran of World War I, he attended Kansas State University and was a member of the Farm House Fraternity. He was a past member and officer of the Joint 10 School Board of Lane, Pottawatomie Township Board, founder of the Pottawatomie Valley 4-H Club, and county committeeman of ASCA office of Franklin County. He attended the United Methodist Church.

Besides his wife of the home, he is survived by a son, Albert James, Lane; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Morgan, Portales, N. M., and Mrs. Neva McDougal Lane; two brothers, Fred James, Ketchum, Okla., and Clifford James, Princeton, and four grandchildren. One brother, Clark James, preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the mortuary from Wednesday evening until time of services.


 
 
 

ORMAN C FARVER
July 13, 2005
Flint Journal - Flint, Michigan

Orman C. Farver
FARVER, Orman C. - Of Flint Township, age 82, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at Willowbrook Manor. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday at the Plumb-Smith Funeral Home, Rev. Sarah LaRose-Nettell officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Mr. Farver will lie in state at the Plumb-Smith Funeral Home, G-1208 N. Ballenger Hwy., Flint Township, where friends may call 3PM-8 PM Saturday and Sunday. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions to "My Heart Supports The Troops." Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 
 
 

DONALD A FARVER
July 15, 2006
Bay City Times

Obituary
Donald A. Farver, of Reese, died Thursday evening, July 13, 2006 at Covenant Health Care, Cooper Campus in Saginaw. Age 76 years. He was born January 3, 1930 in Saginaw County, son of the late Arthur and Esther (Haske) Farver and was a 1948 graduate of Fairgrove High School.

Don was employed by the Peet Packing Company in Bay City for many years and later worked as a Real Estate Agent in Saginaw. His enjoyments included his family, especially his grandchildren and hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his children and their spouses; Daniel and Donna Farver of Riley, Douglas and Jan Farver of Reese and Jill and Mark O’Connor of Vassar, seven grandchildren; Scott and his wife Erin, Steven Sara, Dane, Brady, Ryan and Anna. Also surviving is his friend Marlene Goodside of Bridgeport and his children’s mother, Shirley (Wilson) Farver of Reese, two brothers; Robert Farver of Akron, and Arthur “Bud” Farver of Palm Bay, Florida, his sisters-in-law Pauline Farver of Akron and Phyllis Farver of Bay City. In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by his brother, Richard Farver.

SERVICES- Funeral services will take place at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2006 from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel, 9940 Saginaw St. Reese. Rev. John Becker of the First Presbyterian Church in Vassar will officiate with cremation to follow. Private family inurnment will take place next to his parents in the Wisner Township Cemetery in Quanicasse.

VISITATION- Don’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of services. -MEMORIALS- Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider, Tuscola County Archer’s Hunter Safety, Reese High School Out-of-Doors Club or the donor’s favorite charity.


 
 
 

EDWIN GLEN FARVER
August 2, 2006
The Ledger - Cypress Gardens, Florida

WINTER HAVEN -- Mr. Edwin G. Farver of Winter Haven died of cancer Saturday (July 29, 2006). He was 63.

Born in Berwick, Pa., on he came to Winter Haven in 1973. He was a warehouseman for Cypress Gardens for 14 months where he was "employee of the month" in March.

He formerly worked for Scotty's Warehouse for 15 years and Minute Maid for 16 years, both in Auburndale.

He also worked for the Wise Potato Chip Company of Berwick, Pa.
He served in the National Guard.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Auburndale and formerly a member of First Baptist Church of Berwick, Pa., where he served as a deacon.

Mr. Farver is survived by his wife, Patricia Welliver Farver; son, Robert T. Hack, Winter Haven; brother, Jack Farver, Berwick.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Auburndale. Additional memorial services will be held in mid-August at First Baptist Church of Berwick.
Burial will be in Rose Lawn Cemetery in Berwick.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, 33823.


 
 
 

LEON ARTHUR FARVER, Sr
July 28 to August 3, 2010
Iosco County News-Herald

Leon Aurthur Farver Sr.
Leon Aurthur Farver Sr. of East Tawas passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at Saginaw St. Mary's Medical Center at the age of 74.

Leon was born on May 30, 1936, in Elkton to Earl Edward and Gertrude Marie (nee Perry) Farver. Leon was raised in the town of Filion, where he was one of 11 children in his family. He worked for many years as a roofer in the Tawas area and nearby communities.

He had many interests in life, however Leon truly loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also passionately enjoyed quality time at his hunting camp in Lincoln. He will also be remembered for his paintings and his enjoyment for long rides in the car. On March 12, 1960, Leon married his beloved wife, Agnes Lucille (nee Forbing), in Wyandotte. Together, they celebrated 50 years of a beautiful marriage with each other.

Leon is survived by his wife, Agnes; their four children, Della (Kenneth) Mitchell of East Tawas, Rebecca (Homer) Stitzer of East Tawas, Leon Jr. (Gina) Farver of East Tawas and Russell (Jennifer) Farver in Northport, Fla.; 18 grandchildren, Kenneth Jr., Stephanie, Keith, Kevin, Leon III, Marisa, Glenn Jr., Samantha, Erica, Burnetta, Hannah, Nicholas, Gabriel, Alixandria, Christopher, Benjamin, Paige and Danielle; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dale (Johanna) Farver of Filion; one sister, Cleo VanCise of Filion; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Leon was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and three sisters.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 24, at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. James Brucksch officiating. His family received friends on Friday at Buresh and Kobs Funeral Home in Tawas City and also at the church on Saturday prior to the funeral. Per his wishes, cremation followed the funeral Mass. An on-line guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements were being handled by the Buresh and Kobs Funeral Home in Tawas City.


 
 
 

RAYMOND W FARVER
May 24, 2011
Rockford Register Star

Raymond "SULLY" Farver, 92
DIXON - Raymond "Sully" Farver, 92, of Dixon passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Born Dec. 15, 1918, in Ashton, son of George Lester Farver and Fannie Bird Farver. Married Lois Kersten on Nov. 29, 1944; she died Dec. 27, 2003.

He was a 1936 graduate of Ashton High School, where he excelled in sports: pitcher in baseball and center in basketball. He than served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II from June 1942 to November 1945 as a sergeant, were he was stationed in Natal, Brazil, and Ascension Island. When he was honorably discharged he worked as a butcher in Ashton, Franklin Grove and Oregon. Active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Dixon, and a 57-year member of Franklin Grove American Legion. He loved fishing and was an avid Cubs, Bears and Bulls fan.

Survived by daughters, Merna (Mike) Lang of Oregon and Janice (Larry) Martin of Polo; grandchildren, Suzi (Mike) Haenitsch of Dixon, Aaron Martin of Silvis and Andy (Katie) Martin of Rockford; great-grandchildren, Grey and Sarah-Beth Haenitsch of Dixon and Corbin and Morgan Martin of Rockford. Predeceased also by parents; brothers, Harold and Kenneth; and sister, Edith Furman.

Memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Grace United Methodist Church, 921 E. Chamberlin St., Dixon, with visitation from 1 p.m. to time of service. Private burial in Ashton Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded by Coulon-Lyons Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Ashton and Rochelle, 815-453-2441. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made at coulon-lyonsfamilyfh .com.


 
 
 

Ann B FARVER
February 13, 2012
Times Leader

Ann B. Farver, 93, of Sweet Valley, passed away Monday, February 13, 2012, at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas. Mrs. Farver was born January 5, 1919, in Cambra, and was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Barnik Beuka.

She has resided in Sweet Valley most of her life. She graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1936, and was employed by Jay Fashions dress factory in Sweet Valley for 17 years, retiring in 1970. Ann was a faithful member of the Sweet Valley Church of Christ, the Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, and the Dallas Senior Citizens.

Her husband, Paul H. Farver, died in 1975. She was preceded in death by brothers, Andrew, Theodore, Michael, Thomas, John and Frank; sister, Helen Ellery; grandson, Kenneth Hillard.

She is survived by daughters, Shirley Major and her husband, Russell, of Sweet Valley, Jean Hillard of Dallas, Sharron Davis of Dallas, and Paula Birth and her husband, Brent, of Jim Thorpe; brothers, George Beuka of Berwick, William Beuka of Lakehurst, N.J.; sisters, Mary Kitching of Port Richie, Fla., Virginia Place of Clearwater, Fla., and Irene Barrett of Huntington, Long Island; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. in the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of Routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek, with Pastor Joel Stauffer of the Sweet Valley Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in the Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service today. Memorial contributions can be given to the Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Road, Sweet Valley, PA 18656. Ann's family would like to extend a special thank you to the third floor nursing staff at the Meadows Nursing Center for the special care she received. Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com.


 
 
 

Sharon D FARVER
April 28, 2014
Sauk Valley Sun

Sharon Dee McCardle, 79, of Dixon, went to her Heavenly home on Monday, April 28, 2014. She worked as an insurance rater for USF&G in Dixon for 29 years prior to her retirement.

Sharon was born September 15, 1934, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of Albert and Florence (Craig) Edwards. She married Lilburn L. McCardle on January 22, 1956, in Dixon. He preceded her in death on April 8, 2006. Sharon loved her God and her family, flower gardens, and going to rummage sales and craft shows with her friends.

Survivors include two sons, Bradley (Mary) McCardle, Martin (Traci) McCardle, both of Dixon; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, William and Ace Edwards.

Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev. Daniel Bentz, pastor of Northside Baptist Church, Dixon, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to Granny Rose Animal Shelter, Serenity Hospice & Home, or a charity of the donor’s choice.


 
 

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