Rowena Farris

April 24, 1940 - January 25, 2020
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Rowena Farris, 79, of Navarre, Ohio, died Saturday, January 25, 2020 at her home following a lengthy illness.

A daughter of the late Fonza and Hazel (Disney) Jump, Rowena was born April 24, 1940 at Corbin, Kentucky.

Rowena attended Lily High School through the 11th grade. She then graduated from Lynn Camp High Sc…

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Rowena Farris, 79, of Navarre, Ohio, died Saturday, January 25, 2020 at her home following a lengthy illness.

A daughter of the late Fonza and Hazel (Disney) Jump, Rowena was born April 24, 1940 at Corbin, Kentucky.

Rowena attended Lily High School through the 11th grade. She then graduated from Lynn Camp High School in 1958 where she was named Prom Queen along with her future husband, Thomas, as Prom King. The couple then were married on August 2, 1958 and raised three children.

The couple eventually left Corbin, Kentucky and settled in Stark County, Ohio. Rowena was formerly employed at Wadsworth Alert Testing Laboratories in the Quality Control Department. Along with Tom, she was a member of the Eagles Lodge at Canton and the NuHall Dancers. They both also had a love of horses and were members of the Tri County Trail Association. Rowena also enjoyed gardening and flowers.

She is survived her husband, Thomas B. Farris; her children, Thomas Jeffery Farris of Canton, Ohio, Trela Kimble and Tricia (Larry) Horstman both of Bolivar, Ohio; her grandchildren, Jeffery Sky Farris, Justin Boughman, Brandon Kimble, Johnny Nesselrode, Breanna Schnegg, Trenton Kimble, Tommy Schnegg, Derek Horstman and Mariah Horstman; three great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Sky Farris, Elaina Boughman and Johnathan Nesselrode; two sisters, Doris Moore of Corbin, Kentucky and Lena Adkins of London, Kentucky; a brother-in-law, Earl Proffitt of Cincinnati, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

Rowena was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Deloris Evans and Dolleen Proffitt and two brothers-in-law, Estel Moore and Ronnie Adkins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. A funeral service celebrating Rowena’s life will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Brian Flood officiating. Burial will follow in Dover Burial Park. Following the committal service, a luncheon will be held in the Hospitality Room in the funeral home.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

Time: 10:30 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

Dover Burial Park

Address:

N Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Reception Information

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

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Born: April 24, 1940
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Jack Ziegler posted on 1/31/20

Dear Tom, Sorry to read about Rowena. She was a wonderful lady and I know you will miss her. It has been a while since I have seen you but I do remember that part of our lives Condolences to you and your family on the loss of a great woman. Sincerely Jack

 

John Babb posted on 1/31/20

So very sorry for your loss. My sincerest sympathies to the family from Corbin.

 

Brian, Autumn, Madalyn and Luke posted on 1/27/20

We will miss you Aunt Rowena. We love will always love you and cherish our memories with you.

 

Doug Farris posted on 1/27/20

So sorry for your loss , we send our love and prayers. May God bless

 

Jay and Jackie Farris posted on 1/27/20

Jay and I are just heartbroken for the loss of Aunt Rowena. No words will take away your pain. We are here for you and you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you lots of love and hugs from Texas.

 

Lori (Hill) and Bill McCarthy posted on 1/27/20

Our deepest sympathies to the entire family during this difficult time. Rowena was like a second mom to me, and I will always remember how kind, loving, soft-spoken and nurturing she was. May you be comforted knowing that she is in heaven now and that the angels are rejoicing, and that one day you will see her again! Love and prayers to all!

 

Tod and Kendra Crilley posted on 1/27/20

There are no words to say that will take away your pain.Just letting you know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

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