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Ethel Kilby Farmer, 90, Taylor County, KY

Ethel (Kilby) Farmer of Campbellsville was born on August 24, 1929 to the late Curtis and Laura Emma (Jones) Kilby. She departed this life on Friday, August 21, 2020 in Greensburg being 90 years, 11 months, and 28 days of age.

The family will receive friends for a walk-through visitation in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY on Tuesday, August 25, from 10:30-12:30, followed by a private funeral service. She will be laid to rest in the Brockman Cemetery beside her husband.

Current social distancing guidelines will be in effect and masks are required.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church. In 1979, Mrs. Farmer retired from Fruit of the Loom after 24 years of employment, and was a devoted wife and homemaker to Orval Farmer, who preceded her in death in 1999.

She leaves to mourn her passing:

Three children: Gary Lee Farmer and wife Janet of Elk Horn, Betty Ann Floyd of Campbellsville, and Marsha Greer of Campbellsville,

A brother: Claude Kilby of Campbellsville,

Nine grandchildren: Doug Floyd, David Floyd, Brett Lee Farmer, Abby Farmer, Ryan Farmer, Danny Ray Bailey, Jr., LaDonna Sue Kearnes, Sonja Tucker, and Jeffrey Lynn Bailey,

Twenty-three great grandchildren,

Fifteen great-great grandchildren,

And a host of other family and friends.

She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter: Linda Farmer; two brothers: Odell Kilby and Ambrose Kilby; and four sisters: Nellie Cochran, Lela Jones, Vinnie Cox, and one more in infancy.

L.R. Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Ethel Kilby Farmer, 90, Taylor County, KY

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