|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1939|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 2011|
Edith (Cowdrey) Farley, age 72,went to sleep August 12,2011 at Texoma Medical Center surrounded by her beloved family.
Mrs. Farley was born January 5 1939 in Yakima,Washington the daughter of DeVoe and Mary (Prater) Cowdrey.She married Gene Grimes in Yakima in 1954. They had two children together,Rhonda Lynn and Danny Eugene. In 1960,Edith moved to texas with Rhonda and Danny. There she met Daniel Farley. They were married 1961. Dan adopted Rhonda and Danny. The couple had two more children,Judith Ann and James De. Mrs.Farley was a LVN for more than 40 years and worked at Wilson N.Jones,several nursing homes in the area and Texoma Medical Center.She loved being a caregiver,not only as a career, but as a way of life. When ever anyone needed help, she was there. She had dedicated one of her spare bedrooms as a pantry and furnished food to many.
Her grandchildren lovingly referred to the room as
"Nannie-Mart". Edith and Dan opened up their home to almost every child and grandchild at some point. If you needed help, nannie and granddad were there to do what ever they could.
Edith laid Dan to rest on March 2010. She missed him deeply, that filled her time by serving the Lord, taking care of her family and spending time with her dear sister, Linda. How she loved her days with her sister lunching and shopping. They would spend hours looking for those bargains! She also loved to volunteer at the church school, listening to the children read to her. This was one of the highlights of her week. She was looking forward to the new school year, along with beginning to volunteer at TMC with her dear friend and neighbor, Carolyn Bronaugh.
Mrs. Farley loved her Lord more than anything. She spent hours each day talking with him and reading his word. She was of the Adventist faith and was a member of the seventh day advantage church in Denison Texas. She was a very special lady and was loved by all who knew her. She always had a bright smile and a warm hug for everyone. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Edith is survived by her beloved family, children, daughter, Rhonda Whitmore of Pottsboro and husband Timothy, son, Danny Farley of Denison and wife, Susan, daughter, Judith Chapman of Denison, and son James Farley of Greenville and wife Hayley, grandchildren, Shawn Crawley, Krystal Crawley, Patricia Duff, Kevin Farley, Jessica Biggers, Jeffrey Farley, Christina York, Amber Dennis, and Jacob Farley and great-grandchildren, Chance, Shawn Jr., Krista, Terek, Drake,Kai,Rylee,Jakob, Christian, Ethan,
Amiya,NaTaliyah,and Jocelyn, sister, Linda Lewis of Bonham,Tx and brother, Grady Cowdrey and wife,Patricia of Jones,Ok., and several nieces and a nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Daniel Farley, parents, sister,Wyndolene Cowdrey, granddaughter, Kelly Lynn Farley,and nephew Devoe Cowdrey.
We love you Mom, sis,aunt, Nannie and Great Nannie.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Spur 503 in Denison with Pastor Tom Patzer officiating.
Interment will follow at Cedar lawn Memorial Park in Sherman. Family visitation was held from six to 8 PM Monday, August 15, 2011 at Fisher Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Craig Johnson, Don Johnson, David Shea, Larry Shelton, John Shoemaker and Johnny Shoemaker.
Honorary pallbearers are James Shoemaker and Stephen Shoemaker.
Condolences may be registered online at
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home,
located at 604 W. Main in Denison Texas.
De Voe Cowdrey (1905 - 1957)
Mary Jennett Prater Cowdrey (1913 - 1992)
Daniel Eugene Farley (1935 - 2010)
Robert Gene Grimes (1933 - 2015)
Danny Eugene Farley (1958 - ____)*
Wyndolene Cowdrey (1934 - 1934)*
Edith Verlin Cowdrey Farley (1939 - 2011)
Grady Eugene Cowdrey (1947 - ____)*
Cedarlawn Memorial Park
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Record added: Aug 13, 2011
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