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Stella G. Farmer, of Georgetown, KY, and formerly of Lancaster, KY, passed away on June 24, 2017. She was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Norwich, England, the daughter of the late Isaac and Jane Elizabeth Lovick.
She met and married Donald A. Farmer while he was stationed at a US Air Force facility near Norwich during the early to mid-1950s. She became a naturalized US citizen in 1981. She was an active member of the Lancaster United Methodist Church while living in Lancaster and, at her passing, was a member of the Georgetown First United Methodist Church.
She served in the British Women's Army, (the Territorial Auxiliary Service) during World War II, from February 1942 to June 1946. She was assigned to an artillery regiment in Southeast England (near London and the English Channel) as a telephone operator. Her job was to plot on a "grid" information received from "spotters" as to the position and path of enemy aircraft as they approached England from bases in Europe. This information was very useful to the Royal Air Force fighter planes in the early interception and destruction of enemy aircraft.
She is survived by her husband of 62-plus years, Don; daughter, Linda Cornett (Robert), Georgetown, KY; grandson, Matthew; granddaughters, Mallory Smith (Nicholas) of Silver Springs, MD, Hannah, a student at Georgetown University Law School, and Sydney, a student at Eastern Kentucky University; and great-grandson, Aiden Erenberg of Silver Springs, MD.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lily Dall (John), Doris Smith(Walter) and Edna Dunnell (Harry), all of Norwich, England; and brothers, Phillip Lovick (Bridget) of Cambridge, England, and Derrick Lovick of Utarp, Germany.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017, in the chapel of Spurlin Funeral Home in Lancaster, KY. Visitation will be followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. with Rev. Bob Coppings and Rev. Greg Gallaher officiating. Interment will be noon graveside in Green Acres Memory Gardens in Crossville, TN. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Published on June 29, 2017
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