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“Susie I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss your mother everyday. She was a such a kind and loving woman. Your mom and dad were both...Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: Jackie Bricker Avery - FL

“Aunt Anita was so... special! Always made me feel like she really knew me and loved me right down to my soul! I will miss her greatly! I klnow she is...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Meg Farley Scrivner

“We are so saddened to hear of Anita's passing . She was a wonderful lady and we will miss her so . Our prayers are with Joe and his family at this...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: Warren and Sharon Fore

“Susie, Our deepest sympathies to you & your family over the loss of your Mother. Praying that our Lord will hold & comfort you and give you peace...Read More »
4 of 46 | Posted by: Jimmy & Sybil Roberts

“Joe and family. Deepest synpathies are extended to you all. We believe that Anita is with God and out of pain. Our thoughts and praayers are with...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: Janet and Jack neitzke

“As part of Susie's pastoral care family at St. Joseph's Hospital, I send love and prayers to all of you in your loss. May you feel God's loving arms...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Molly Garnett

“Thank you Aunt Anita for inspiring me to make the world a better place. Your strong sense of justice (and resulting flurry of letters) led me to do...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Mike Marr & the Girls

“To Joe Farley and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. I will never forget how compassionate you were and how...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: Sam Babbish

“Anita was a great caring person and everyone who knew her loved her. So sad to have her gone. She will be remembered always. ”
9 of 46 | Posted by: Al & Fran Scott

“MY SINCERE SYMPATHY ON THE LOSS OF ANITA, LOIS & I THOUGHT THE WORLD OF ANITA & JOE AS WE TRAVELED THROUGH THE AIRSTREAM JOURNEY TOGETHER. tHE...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: CARL TAYLOR

“My mom - Helen, sister - Patty, and myself Send our deepest condolences to Joe and the girls. ”
11 of 46 | Posted by: Bonnie DeWitt Good

“Joe and family, I hope the words of our Saviour are comforting to all. I tell you the truth,whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Walt & Sally Barksdale

“Joanne Susie & Lee Anne, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Although your mom is no longer here on Earth she will be forever in your hearts. ...Read More »
13 of 46 | Posted by: Susan Brennan Kester

“Dear Lea Anne, My heart goes out to you & the family. I didn;t know your mom but remember your dad as a umpire at Lehigh Little League. He spent...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: Joe Maggard

“My deepest sympathies during this loss of such a wonderful human being. I know she is in a much better place with the Lord, but those who knew Mrs....Read More »
15 of 46 | Posted by: Cindy A. Seeley - Davis

“I know firsthand what a loss this is to your family. Even with spritual reward for her, the feelings of sadness are overwhelming. Having spent so...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: Jody

“Dear Joe and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Anita were so helpful and caring when my parents (Harvey and June Harlow) past away. I...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: Dorothy Harlow Crabtree

“To Susie and Family My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. She must have a special lady to have a daughter like you. I send love and...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: Sandra Tickel

“Our love & sympathy go to Joe and family. Only have known Anita & Joe for a short time during their visit to M.D.Anderson Cancer Center here in...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: Leon & Dot Ullrich

“Dear Susie and Family ~ Thinking of you at this difficult time and so very sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for you. Pam ”
20 of 46 | Posted by: Pamela Myhree

“Susie, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and family. Renee ”
21 of 46 | Posted by: Renee Gausche

“Dear Susie and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord comfort you at this time in the way that only he can and fill your heart with...Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: Nora Blankenship

“The Cafeteria Staff at Jesse Mae Monroe School would like for the family to know we are thinking about you and praying for you. Sincerely, Sonya...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: Sonya Poston

“Dear Joe and family, We are so sorry to hear of Anita's death. We had no idea she had even been sick with the cancer. Our hearts and prayers go...Read More »
24 of 46 | Posted by: Steve and Candy Smith

“Dear Joe and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Anita's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May all the wonderful...Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: Jeff and Cheryl Seibert

“Dear Suzy - Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
26 of 46 | Posted by: Pat Ogden

“Dear LeaAnne & Family, You have our deepest thoughts and prayers and luvs & hugz. We know that your Mother had a wonderfull life and thanks so much...Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: South Brunswicks Middle

“My thoughts and prayers are with Anita's family tonight. May you remember the great things that she did and the way she loved all of you. God bless...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: Linda LaComb-Williams

“To Lea Anne and Family... With deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know the you are all in the hearts and prayers of your Brunswick County Schools...Read More »
29 of 46 | Posted by: Tina Ward

“I send my sincere condolences to Susie and family for your loss. May God strengthen and comfort you at this time. May you also celebrate Mrs. Anita's...Read More »
30 of 46 | Posted by: Marlene Rivera

“Dear Susie, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. May you and your family be comforted and surrounded in prayers during this difficult time. ”
31 of 46 | Posted by: Meredith Porter

“Dear LeaAnne and Bruce, I am sorry to hear about your mother. Praying for peace and kind understanding for you and your family. God bless you all. ...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: jean bisantz benedetto

“As you pause and grieve the loss of your dear mother, please know that she is at peace and comfort in the arms of her Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ....Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Ray Brotbeck

“our hearts are heavy with sadness at the loss of a long standing and dear friend. We are praying for you Joe and girls... she will be very much...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: Mary and Buck Pruitt

“Dear Susie and family, Please know that I am sending thoughts and prayers for you all at this difficult time. With love and blessings, Suzie ”
35 of 46 | Posted by: Suzie Walden

“We can't possibly feel sad for Anita as we know she has reached her ultimate goal that she lived for, But we shall so miss our dearest friend and...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: June and Don DeWitt

“Dear Susie and family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
37 of 46 | Posted by: Kit Moretuzzo

“To our Sweet Sister in Christ,Susie, and all her family. We come along side of you dear one during this bitter - sweet time. We mourn with you,...Read More »
38 of 46 | Posted by: Faith, Annette and Margaret

“Hi, Susie, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. ”
39 of 46 | Posted by: Jo Anne Waterhouse

“i HAVE MISSED BOTH OF YOU SINCE YOU LEFT lEHIGH. I loved Anita and admired her, too--The way she could get a party going on a moment's notice. We...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Betty Garner

“Just read your email.We are so shocked and saddened by the news. We regret that we were not able to get up there this winter as we had planned. We...Read More »
41 of 46 | Posted by: Eleanor and George Flory

“Dear Joe and Girls It has been our honor and privilege to have known all of you, Anita will be deeply missed and you will all be in our prayers. ”
42 of 46 | Posted by: Kathi and Jay OShaughnessy

“Karl and I were so sorry to hear of Anita's passing. We so enjoyed her at the TOG. A very sweet person. Rest in peace Anita, in the arms of Jesus. ”
43 of 46 | Posted by: Norma and Karl Mantz

“Dear Joe and Girls, We remember, with you, all the times we shared with you and Anita. We will miss her terribly. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
44 of 46 | Posted by: Charleen & Jon

“Joe and Family, Its hard for me at this time. I loved Anita like a sister. We shared things as sisters would. I will miss her at the TOP, going...Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: Mary Holcomb

“Joe. Our love and thoughts are with you and your family as you already know. We are so fortunate to have had Anita touch our lives. We will be there...Read More »
46 of 46 | Posted by: Buzz, Elaine and John Ferry


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Anita Farley, age 73, of Dunnellon, FL, went to be with her Lord on March 16, 2012. Born in St. Petersburg, FL, she lived in Lehigh Acres for over twenty years where she and her husband Joe owned and operated the Farley Funeral Home, until their retirement in 1986. She was most successful in, and proud of, her primary role as a wife and mother, but also made time to serve her community. Anita actively served as president for the Lehigh Acres Jr. Women's Club, in Girl Scouts, Riverdale Band Boosters and as a member of the Christ United Methodist Church. She also spearheaded the Alva Middle School Restoration Project.

In retirement, she and Joe became involved in the Everglades Florida Unit of Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI). They traveled the world as caravan staff for many years. After settling in Dunnellon in 1991, Anita was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon and the Florida Springs Unit of WBCCI.

Anita is survived by her husband of 56 years, Joseph; daughters Joanne Bryant (David), Susie Prescott (Tim), and LeaAnne Werder (Bruce); sister Eva Gosford (Bob); granddaughters Lauren Bryant, Kendall Ragans, and Kaley Werder; grandsons Derek Bryant, Kam Werder (Josephine), Taylor Ragans, and J.P. Prescott. Anita was eagerly awaiting the arrival of her first great grandchild in May.

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