Anna Lee Farlow

Anna Lee Farlow Anna Lee Farlow, 91, Topeka, Kansas, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018.

Anna Lee was born April 14, 1927, in Horton, Brown County, Kansas, the daughter of August and Laura Siebenmorgen Rothmier. She attended schools in Huron and graduated from Atchison County Community High School in Effingham in 1945. Anna Lee worked as a secretary in the Kansas Social Welfare Department for several years and as a bookkeeper at a livestock sale barn for many years. She also kept books for the family cattle business.

Anna Lee and Leland D. Farlow were married at Purcell, Kansas, on March 15, 1951, enjoying almost 62 years together before his death on March 2, 2013. They were charter members of St. Matthew Catholic Church for over 30 years before moving to Maple Hill. Later they became members at Christ the King Catholic Church, Topeka.

Anna Lee was exceedingly organized, an excellent seamstress, a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed crocheting afghans, baby afghans and name plaques for family and friends. Family was most important to her.

Survivors include her son, Gary Farlow (Diane), Tecumseh, daughters, Linda Farlow, Topeka, and Colleen Guth, Wakarusa; seven grandchildren, Cheri Sims, Jason Merckling, Julie Merckling, Brian Chisham, Colby Farlow, Katelyn Ruelle and Garrett Farlow; nineteen grandchildren, Dannica and Sophie; Blake, Madeline, Audrey, Asher, Isabelle and Zoe; Gabriel, Sierra, Alyssa and Victoria; Clayton; Cole, Jack, Lane, Bret and Clare; and Caden. Anna Lee was also preceded in death by a grandson, Chris Chisham, and her siblings, Bernard, Leonard, Lorena Mae and Francis.

Family will greet friends Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Christ the King Church where a rosary will be prayed at 9:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at the Church. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Church sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka KS 66614.

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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2018