Hazel Marie Farris

Hazel Marie Farris (95) of Lawrence went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 16, 2014. She was born on October 10, 1919 in Highlandville, MO. She was the daughter of William and Mabel (Preston) Ellingsworth. She enjoyed life and loved playing games, especially bridge where she met so many wonderful people. She was a friend to all. She was very involved in church throughout her life. She loved being with family.

She married Edward H, Farris on November 4, 1940. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward H. Farris, and two brothers and one sister. Survivors include her children: Sandy Farris of Topeka, Rev. Dr. Ed Farris (Roberta) Farris of Topeka, two grandchildren: Jon Farris of Topeka and Andrea (Mauricio) de Oliveira of Brasilia Brazil and four great grandchildren: Nathan Farris, Anthony Farris, Rebeca de Oliveira, and Thiago de Oliveira, and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation on Thursday, November 20th 9:30-10:30 a.m. and funeral services following at 10:30 a.m. Services will be at First Southern Baptist Church Lawrence, KS on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:30.

Burial will be in Eudora Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to First Southern Baptist Church, 4300 W 6th Street, Lawrence, KS 66045 (phone: 785-843-8167) and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

5 Condolences

  1. Joan Stevenson on November 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    she will surely be missed by all. I will remember her for her laugh and always happy face. she was so chipper at her birthday party too. sat their greeting people and I thought wow she sure doesn’t look her age. I know you will all miss her. js

  2. Terry Frizzell on November 18, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Sandy, Ed & Roberta and Family,

    WHAT a testimony your mother gave to all in her last days! Certainly, her hope in these last days were a culmination of the decades of hope she found in Christ . . . and now, she is rejoicing in her faith being made into sight.

    My thoughts and prayers have already been lifted for you in these last several days and will continue in these days ahead.

    Grace and peace from the Lord to each of you beyond any measure you could ever hope or imagine!

    Terry Frizzell

  3. Juli Stanley on November 18, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Farris Family,

    My family and I are very sad to hear about the passing of Hazel. She was a wonderful person and she will be deeply missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if you need anything. May God Bless you. – Juli

  4. Clifford and Peggy Dane on November 18, 2014 at 9:44 am

    We enjoyed reading your mom’s obit. We would like to have known her. Even though we know she is in Heaven, we also know that you will miss so much.

  5. Lisa Johnston on November 20, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Sandy, Ed and family:
    I enjoyed how active Hazel was, involved in many activities around Brandon Woods. She always took time to say hello or give me a friendly little wave at the front desk. Her smile and her friendship will be missed by many of her friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you journey through grief.

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