Grace J. Farish, 92, of London, died unexpectedly at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Madison County Hospital in London.
Born Oct. 24, 1920, in London, she was a daughter of Theodore and Frances (Ball) Howard.
Grace has been a very active member of the London Church of Christ in Christian Union in London all of her life. A former member of the Rebekah Lodge, she had also been a member of the London Garden Club and the former Worthwhile Club. Grace was very well known as the Welcome Wagon Hostess for 29 1/2 years.
Her survivors are a daughter, Marlene Hillyer of Plano, Texas; sons and daughter-in-law, Jack and Kathy Farish of Westerville, Jeff Farish of London, and Jerry Farish of Bedford, Texas; grandchildren, Brent (Happy) Hillyer, Rene' (Trent) Miller, Scott Farish, Erick (Amy) Farish, Nathan (Amber) Farish, Nicholas (Jessica) Farish, Tia (Adam) Sexton, Drew Farish, Andy (Lora) Moore, and Ben (Hanan) Moore; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Beatrice Blosser of London; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her husband, LeRoy S. Farish, preceded her in death on July 23, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents; and a grandson, Kelly Farish.
Graveside interment services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Kirkwood Cemetery, London. Rev. Lee Stanley will be officiating. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 11 a.m. Monday in the London Church of Christ in Christian Union in London. Rev. Lee Stanley will be officiating. A period of visitation and a meal will be provided following the Celebration services.
If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to the London Church of Christ in Christian Union, 180 W. Center St., London, OH 43140.
Services are under the direction of EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London.
Online condolences may be sent to Grace's family at www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.