Evelyn Farmer


Evelyn Kay Farmer, 69, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at her home in Independence.

Evelyn Kay Farmer, 69, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at her home in Independence.

She was born Sept. 10, 1944, in Syracuse, to William and Zelma Heusel Burch. She graduated from Syracuse High School in 1962.

On June 25, 1963, she married Travis Farmer in Hutchinson. They lived in Syracuse and Hutchinson before moving to Independence in 1973. Mrs. Farmer worked as a surgical scrub tech before getting her nursing degree in 1977 and later her bachelor's degree from Pittsburg State University. She retired in 2001 as the director of surgical services at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Elks Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Machele and husband Tom Korhn of Independence, and Marcee and husband Johnny Bryant of Seneca, Mo.; her mother, Zelma Burch of Syracuse; a sister, Frances Henry of Gunnison, Colo.; and her grandchildren, T.J. Korhn, David Gilbert, Sean Bryant and Tonya Bryant. She was preceded in death by her father and a grandson, Cory Gilbert.

Funeral will begin at 1 p.m. today at Webb Family Funeral Service, Independence, with Chaplain Mike Graham of Harry Hynes Hospice officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Private burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Harry Hynes Hospice, in care of Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS 67301.

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