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Janie Bishop Farnsworth age 87, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012. Mrs. Farnsworth was a longtime resident of Jonesville, FL and responsible for many of the present developments in the area. The Farnsworth family owned many of the original properties including longtime landmarks like the Jonesville Mall and Rosie's.
She is preceded in death by husband Jay W. Farnsworth, son Thomas E. Farnsworth and daughter Joy F. Reustle.
She is survived her brother, Ed "Brother" Bishop of Leesburg, FL; sister, Ruby Lee Kennard of High Springs, FL; grandchildren, Kevin M. Farnsworth (Michelle); Tonya M. Futch (William); Karla B. Phillips and Keith Bass; great grandchildren, Kylie and Jaylin Farnsworth, Ariel and Madison Karelas, Kevin (Kep) and Kailin Phillips, Brittany and Tiffany Bass.
A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:00AM at Memorial Park West with William Futch officiating. Family will receive friends Monday, August 20, 2012 from 5:30-7:00PM at WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME WESTAREA 823 NW 143rd Street.
In lieu of flower, those who wish may make donations to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606.
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Published in Gainesville Sun from Aug. 19 to Aug. 20, 2012