Loma Farner

Obituary of Loma Jewel Farner

Loma Jewel Darnes was born on August 12, 1924 in Belltown, Tennessee. She was one of four children and only daughter born from the union of her parents: the late Robert L. Darnes and the late Birdie F. (Tilley) Darnes.

Loma married the love of her life, the late Edward Woodrow Farner, on January 8, 1938 in Mt. Isabel, Tennessee. From this union came the birth of seven children. Loma and Edward shared a beautiful life together and cherished their time spent with one another. He often called her “Puddin”. She cared deeply for her family and worked from home to make sure they were well taken care of.

Loma lived a simple life and enjoyed providing delicious meals for her family and friends. She was known to have some of the best banana pudding in town. Loma spent countless hours tending to her garden and enjoyed watching her beautiful flowers grow. In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting and shared her beautiful creations with those she loved.

Above anything, Loma enjoyed spending time with her family. She cherished moments with her grandchildren and will be forever remembered singing the song: “Go to sleepyhouse” to them as they fell asleep. Her optimistic nature always shown through as she was known for looking outside her window saying, “Come on Sunshine!!” Her kind soul and loving nature are just a few things that will be deeply missed by her family and those who knew her best.

Loma Jewel Farner, age 94 of Monroe, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Fountain View of Monroe. She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years: Edward Farner, her three children: Helen Faye Farner, Sharleen Ann Farner and Darrell Edward Farner; one brother: Ray Darnes; and her parents.  

To cherish her memory, Loma leaves four children: Barbara (Carol) Stroupe, Edna (Sidney) Terwilliger, Gregory (the late Karen) Farner and Sheila (Randy) Cole; two brothers: Bobby Darnes and Larry (Jean) Darnes; twelve grandchildren: Adrian (Susan), April (Ken), Darren (Kendra), Jennifer, Erick, Shane(Helena), Billie Jo (Matt), Corey (Celine), Destry (Stephanie); Nathan, Joe and Shannon (Frank); seventeen great grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter.

Friends may gather on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 2:00pm until a Celebration of Her Life at 7:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe, 2442 North Monroe Street, (734)384-5185 with Pastor Roy Southerland of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Interment will take place at Cane Creek Cemetery in Monroe County, Tennessee on Monday.

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