Phyllis Joan Farmer, 76

Phyllis Joan Farmer, 76, of Wabash, died at 4:18 pm, Sunday, March 13, 2022, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born on Aug. 6, 1945, in Harlan, Ky., to William and Nell (Hall) Cole.

Phyllis married Harold Laroy Farmer in Wabash on Dec. 31, 1964; he died Nov. 11, 2015.

She worked as an aide at Vernon Manor in Wabash for 10 years. Phyllis was a member of the Wabash Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing games and collecting dolls and knick knacks. Phyllis lived in Wabash since 1964, coming from Harlan.

She is survived by four children, Dallas Farmer of Somerset, Mike Farmer of Kimmell, Tracy (Michael) Day and Lisa (Scott) Rife, both of Wabash; seven grandchildren, Michael (Katrina) Farmer of Kokomo, Christina Hitlaw, Aaron Hitlaw, Sarah (Matt) Eis, Jessica Baker, Abby Rife, and Emily (Shawn) Light, all of Wabash; eight great grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Carol (Barry) Wilkerson of Brownsburg, Bill Cole of Harlan, Diana Cole of Middlesboro, Ky., Sharon (Bill) Compton of Pemberville, Ohio, Reba (Rick) Blakeney of Kutztown, Pa., and Mark (Fran) Cole of Anna, Ill. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, infant son, Harold  Farmer Jr., grandson, Logan Hitlaw, two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2022 Mar 16