Willodean Farno

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Willodean "Willie" Farno, 83, of New Lebanon, and formerly of Eaton, passed away Tuesday, July, 16, 2013. She's now in heaven with family and friends listening to the bluegrass music she loved.

Born in Richmond, Indiana, she was a daughter of the late Frank & Ruby (Ross) Wynkoop. Willie retired in 1988 after 30-plus years of service with the Inland Division of General Motors on Third St. in Dayton. She was a morning regular at the Dixie Diner in New Lebanon and a member of the Auxiliary of the West Alexandria American Legion.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by beloved husband Jerome J. Farno on Aug. 30, 1977; sisters Doris, Jean and Shirley; and brother Keith.

She is survived by children Mark A. Farno & wife Patti of Middletown; Becky Jamison of Dayton; Geneva Stidham & husband Paul of New Paris; Eileen Muirhead & husband Michael of New Paris; and Belinda Johnson and husband Robby of Eaton; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild on the way.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 20, at the Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences at

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