Obituary for Katherine A. “Kay” Farrar


Katherine A. “Kay” Farrar

Katherine A. “Kay” Farrar, 88 of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 1:31 pm Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana.

On February 17, 1929, she was born in Detroit, Michigan to Carl and Marian (Leathers) Wilson. Kay was united in marriage to William “Bill” Farrar on August 16, 1947 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He preceded her in death on February 26, 2005.

Kay graduated from Mt. Clemons High School, Mt. Clemens, Michigan and then graduated from Manchester College with a Bachelor’s Degree. She then graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with a Master’s Degree.

After moving to the Warsaw area, Kay became a teacher at Leesburg High School, where she taught high school Speech and English and directed all of the junior and senior class plays. In 1967, she became a high school guidance counselor for Warsaw High School, where she also helped sponsor the cheerleaders’ squad. Kay was a member of First United Methodist Church, Warsaw, where she was involved in the Thursday Circle and also the Thursday Morning Bible Study Group. She also was a member of the Eastern Star; Retired Teachers Association; Past President of Home Extension Club and served as a CASA Representative for several years. Kay also enjoyed playing Bridge and participated in various Bridge Groups.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol (and spouse Pat) Ireland, North Manchester and Jane (and spouse Greg) Haney, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Kay was also preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Roesch and two brothers, Charles Wilson and Al Moran.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, June 1, 2017 in First United Methodist Church, Warsaw with Pastor Mark Need officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.

Visitation hours will be from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 179 South Indiana Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 or to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10004.

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