Ellen Louise Cole Farmer, age 75, of Pulaski passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at her home.
Born March 4, 1937 in Pulaski, she was the daughter of the late William Lawrence Cole and Blanche Belle Kanode Cole. Her husband, Bayne Benson Farmer; sisters, Virginia Bailey, Mary Cress, Faye Owens and Betty Donithan; and brother, Roland Cole, also preceded her in death.
She was a retired bus driver with over 30 years of service with Pulaski County Schools. She was also a volunteer for the Pulaski Daily Bread.
Surviving are her children, Diana Lambert and husband, Richard, of Bland, and Gary Farmer and wife, Sheri, of Warrenton; six grandchildren, Jamie Foutz, Adam Carroll, Katie Farmer, Ryan Farmer, Megan Farmer and Laura Farmer; five great-grandchildren, Trevor, Laken, Maya, Peyton and Brady, and special nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski, with the Rev. Bobby Ward officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until service time Thursday at Bower Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Pulaski Daily Bread, 408 N. Jefferson Ave., Pulaski, VA 24301.
To send the family your online condolences, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com.
Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, is handling the arrangements for the Farmer family.