Lois Hurley

Friday, December 16, 2005

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Lois Farmer Hurley, 82, of Charleston died at 10:23 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

She was born Nov. 20, 1923, in Mississippi County, to the late Charles Franklin and Cordia L. Sutherland Farmer.

She had lived in Mississippi County her entire life and was a member of Charleston United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women and was a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star No. 137.

She and Robert Lindsay Hurley were married Dec. 31, 1942. He died March 18, 1995.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and William Woods of Columbia, Mo., Judy and Robert Donovan of Sudbury, Mass., Peggy and Mike McIlroy of Charleston; a brother, Charles Franklin "Buck" Farmer Jr. of Charleston; two sisters, Dorothy Reed and Martha Ann Keener of Charleston; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A sister, Louise Farmer, preceded her in death.

Friends may call at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Roger Jespersen officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Woods, Ryan Woods, Matthew Morrow, Patrick Donovan, Rick Reed, Charles "Chuck" Farmer III, Bruce Farmer, John Keener, Paul Keener and Dennis Hurley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, 1700 E. Marshall, Charleston, Mo., 63834.