Mrs. Theda Mae Farris, 85, of Murray, Kentucky died Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Anna Mae Owens Hospice House after an extended illness.
She was born April 2, 1935 in Almo, Kentucky and is the daughter of the late Ruby and Ann Taylor Morris. She was preceded in death in 2015 by her beloved husband of 62 years, Tremon "Sonny" Farris. Mrs. Farris was also preceded in death by her sister, Martha Brandon, and brother-in-law, Frank Brandon.
She is survived by daughters Sandy Rushing (Paul) of Murray and Melissa Champine (Steve) of Jackson, TN and son, Michael Farris (Lisa) of Jackson, TN. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Shawna Rushing Munger (Blake) of Murray; Matthew Farris (Elizabeth) of Collierville, TN; and Jessica Farris Salonus (Graham), Bradley Champine (Sarah Joy), Bryan Champine, Cooper Champine, and Cameron Champine, all of Jackson, TN.
"Mee Mee," as she was affectionately known by her grandchildren and all their friends alike, deeply loved her children, grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren: Grey and Jack Salonus; Grant and Harrison Champine; and Beckett Munger.
Mrs. Farris retired from Murray State University after working in procurement for the Food Services Group. She was a devoted member of First Christian Church in Murray and enjoyed her church family and her family and friends on Kentucky Lake.
Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray with her funeral following at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Ruth Ragovin will officiate the service. Her burial will be at Temple Hill Cemetery in Almo, KY immediately following her funeral service.
Her five grandsons and two grandson-in-laws will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that expressions of sympathy be made in her name to the Anna Mae Owens Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, KY 42071, who took such compassionate care of her in her final days.
Online condolences can be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com