The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 14, 2013

Juanita Lucile Farrer

The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — FARRER – Juanita Lucile, 92, Johnstown, formerly of West Middletown, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Born Aug. 13, 1920, in Clarinda, Iowa, daughter of George William and Lela Leone Hensleigh McCullough, and was raised in College Springs, Iowa. Mrs. Farrer graduated from Amity High School, College Springs, Iowa, and from Sterling College, Sterling, Kan. A teacher for 28 years, she taught in Kansas for six years then in Ezel, Ky. After moving to Pennsylvania, she taught at Avella High School then at Trinity High School for 17 years. For years, she was a children’s choir leader, a Sunday school teacher and a choir member of Grove United Presbyterian Church, where she also was a member of the Kitchen Band. Mrs. Farrer was a correspondent for Claysville Recorder and for Grove Church Newsletter. She taught music at one time, gave private piano lessons and was a member of various singing groups. On June 10, 1947, she married Donald Bemis Farrer, who died May 22, 1972. Surviving are sons, the Rev. James Robert Farrer (Sheila), Jennerstown; Dr. William Donald Farrer (Deborah), Washington; and Jon Douglas Farrer (Susan), Burgettstown; sisters, Kathleen Rasmussen, Parkville, Mo.; and Joann Pfenninger, Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Katie Elizabeth Hall and Maggie Amaismeier; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Hannah Amaismeier; and many nieces and nephews. Deceased are sisters, Carol A. Brown and Evelyn Gregory. Friends will be received from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington, the Rev. Jack Emerick, officiating. Burial will follow in West Middletown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Grove United Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Main St., West Middletown, Pa. 15379. Additional information and guestbook are available online at

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