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     Lena “Chris” Farmer, age 79, passed away at 2:20 am, Monday, May 16, 2016, at her home with her family by her side.

     Chris was born May 25, 1936 to Gray and Willie (Aldred) Sexton at Galax, Virginia.  She married Jack Riley on January 18, 1958 and he preceded her in death on November 22, 1998. She married Arthur Farmer on April 8, 2002.  Chris was well known for her homemade pies and home cooking.  She owned and operated several eating establishments in Liberal, Missouri.  She enjoyed gardening and the outdoors and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.  Chris also enjoyed spending time with her family and spoiling her great grandkids.

     Chris is survived by her husband Arthur Farmer of the home; her daughters, Ann (Jack) Delp, and Patricia (Kenneth) Wright, both of Galax, Virginia, Teresa (Don) Taylor and Joyce (Joe) Engle, both of Liberal, Missouri; a brother, Wayne Sexton and a sister Imogene Spence, both of Galax, Virginia; eleven grandkids and seventeen great-grandkids.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Jack Riley; a sister, Fern and a brother Virgil.

     A memorial service will take place 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Liberal Park Building.  Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home.

     Contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#5 Darrell and Karen Sprenkle 2016-05-17 13:15
So sorry to hear of your loss. Chris will be greatly missed. You will have the wonderful memories of her.
#4 Sam&Cheryl Dohle 2016-05-17 10:37
We are very sorry for your loss our thoughts &prayers are with the family at this time..Chris will be greatly missed
#3 Lamar, MOGayla Swarens 2016-05-17 06:28
My heartfelt sympathy for all of you! Chris was such a sweet and wonderful lady and will be missed dearly! Love and prayers for comfort for you all!
#2 Gardner, KSCarol Ann Schmidt 2016-05-16 14:55
I am so sorry for your loss. I'm happy for Aunt Chris. She can take a.deep breath now and she is finally home. There's no need to worry about her any longer. Now she has watch over each of you.


Carol Ann and Greg Schmidt
#1 Liberal mo.T.D and patsy yount 2016-05-16 11:31
so sorry for your loss she was my best friend . But . she has wings now and is watching all of us . will miss her so much we talked two and three times a day. I loved her very much and will never forget her.

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