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Obituary: Arlene Farmer, Campbellsville, KY

Ms. Farmer was a native of Illinois. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and had retired after a career in the medical field

Arlene Farmer of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Arthur Hepner and Elizabeth Fuerst Hepner, was born in Kewanee, Illinois February 8, 1927. She died at 1:37amET, Sunday, August 2, 2009, in Campbellsville. Age: 82.

The funeral services for Arlene Farmer were Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Campbellsville, KY by Rev. James Bromwich. Burial was in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Cemetery.

She was a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.She had been employed as an x-ray technician at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville and as a nursing assistant at Taylor Regional Hospital.She united in marriage to Ancil L. Farmer Sr. who preceded her in death November 25, 1998.

She is survived by the following:
  • One daughter, Nola J. Speairs of Campbellsville, KY

  • Four step-sons and six step-daughters: Lee Farmer, James Farmer, Mary Burton, and Karen Kearney of Campbellsville, KY; Roger Lee Farmer of Denver, CO; and Connie Batovsky Harkness, Bonnie Klempner, Gail Linker, Patty Bergin, and Michael Farmer of Louisville, KY

  • Six grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; nineteen step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends
She was preceded in death by one brother, Leonard Hepner in infancy and one sister, Lorenz Hepner; three step-grandchildren: John Linker, Jr, Jeffrey Richard Farmer and Eric Wayne Harkness and two great-grandchildren: Joseph Menold and Cheyenne Crockett.

Pallbearers were Joseph Crull, James Farmer, Lee Farmer, Brian Gillispie, Levi Ingram, and Dalton Menold.

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