Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Lemuel A. "Lem" Farris, 1909-1988

Daily Iowegian - August 1988
  Lemuel (Lem) Farris, 79, of Centerville died Friday [26 August 1988] at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Centerville.
  He was born Jan. 30, 1909 in Putnam County, Mo., to Joseph and Ida [Guffey] Farris. He married Orpha King in 1938 in Centerville, and she preceded him in death on June 12, 1978.
  Lem worked in the Centerville area all of his life at the brick yard, as a coal miner, and on the railroad.
  Survivors are a daughter, Betty McFate of Brazil, and a brother, Loyd, of Mt. Pleasant. 
  He was preceded in deathy by seven sisters, one brother and two grandchildren. 
  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Johnson-Lange Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Griffin officiating. Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery.

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