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.