Muncie – Wilma Jane Burton Farr died at the age of 93 due to a lengthy illness and a poor heart condition.
Mrs. Farr was the daughter of Gale and Dillie Burton, born on August 6, 1916, in Muncie where she lived all of her life. She was a resident of Morrison Woods Healthcare Center at the time of her death. Wilma Farr attended Garfield Elementary, Wilson Middle School and was a 1933 graduate of Central High School. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Teaching. She taught school at Harrison Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary for nine years, prior to marrying Luther H. Farr in 1946. She was the sister of Donald A. Burton of Muncie, who preceded her in death.
In 1960, Wilma returned to teaching at Riley Elementary and retired from there in 1980. Her husband, Luther Farr died in 1979. Mrs. Farr enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening, playing piano, doing needlework and visiting her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her immediate family: Kathleen Flook, Patricia Savage, and James W. Savage all of Muncie; her grandchildren: James and Dawn Savage, Fishers; Emily and Kris Cullen, and Chris Flook, all of Muncie, Erin and Kevin Schmitt, Mount Vernon; and her great-grandchildren, Jamie Savage, Fishers, Kaitlyn Cullen, Muncie and Connor Schmitt, Mount Vernon.
Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Parson Mortuary with Pastor Ronald Naylor officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at Parson Mortuary from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 7, 2010, or one hour prior to time of service on Tuesday.
Memorial Contributions may be directed to Animal Rescue Fund (ARF), 1209 West Riggin Road, Muncie, Indiana 47303.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.parsonmortuary.com