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Geneva E. Farmer

May 13, 1924 –¬†March 6, 2015

Geneva E. (Lanningham) Farmer, age 90, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Pinnacle Rehabilitation & Health Center in Smyrna, DE.

Born in St. Charles, VA on May 13, 1924, Geneva was a daughter of the late Charles V. Lanningham and Ida C. (Maness) Lanningham. She made her career as an attendant with the Delaware State Hospital, retiring after over 15 years of dedicated service. Geneva loved tending to her flower garden. She also enjoyed sewing and was famous for her delicious carrot cake. She and her friends attended the neighborhood church where they supported it and each other.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence J. Farmer; son, James Farmer; 3 sisters; and 5 brothers. Geneva is survived by her sons, Dave Farmer (Kathryn) of Townsend, DE and Jerry Farmer (Joyce) of New Castle, DE; daughter-in-law, Frances Farmer of VA; brother, Robert Lanningham of VA; sister, Barbara Poore of VA; great granddaughter, Shonta, whom she raised; 11 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

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  1. Janet M. McGrellis, March 9, 2015

    Geneva was a wonderful friend and she was very dedicated to all her family members. She loved her family and was ready to help anyone who asked her. What I remember most was how much she enjoyed working in her garden.

    God’s Blessings I’m sure will be with her for all eternity.

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  2. Linda L Pierson, March 11, 2015

    Am sorry to hear of Genevas passing she was a wonderful spiritual person. She always loved all the kids especially Shonta, Christine and Leigha she did so much for them and with them Ggod rest her soul we will iss her greatly

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  3. Bob and Dotty Pharis, March 11, 2015

    We will always remember Geneva sweet smiles and hugs at church (Community Vision Fellowship). All her family and friends are, and will continue to be, in our prayers during this time. God Bless.

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  4. Pastor Donald Bartell, March 12, 2015

    Sister Geneva was such a blessing to our church. She set such a beautiful example for all who set foot; because no rain, snow, or sleet would stop her from attending and worshipping her Lord and Savior. I will dearly miss her sense of humor, her stories, and witnessing her dedication to her family, friends, and church family. It pains me to not be able to attend her funeral and pay my respects to this beautiful soul, as I am in the hospital, but my prayers are with her family and my heart is full of the memory of the blessing that she was and the blessing that her memory will continue to be to the ones who loved her.

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