Clayton Laymon &
Margaret Marie (Griffith) Farmer
Sallisaw City Cemetery
Sallisaw , Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
Photos © Frances Allen Titsworth
Jan 4, 1925 - Feb 1, 2015
Obit for Marie posted by Jo Aguirre
© R Burnett
Paper: Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat (OK)
Deceased: Marie Farmer
Date: February 2, 2015
Marie Farmer, 90, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 in Sallisaw.
She was born January 4, 1925 in Vian, Oklahoma the daughter of Virgil
Lee Griffith and Pearl Griffith Thornton. She was married to Clayton Farmer on
August 17, 1942 in Reno, Nevada. Marie followed Clayton to California after she
graduated high school. Not only did Clayton get Marie but he got her mom, dad,
and 4 brothers. As soon as they were married, Marie went to work in the ship
yards. Shortly afterwards, Clayton was drafted and served in the South Pacific.
By then Cleo Watts had graduated so she joined Marie in California and also
worked in the ship yards. After the war in 1945 they moved back to Sallisaw.
Marie worked for the Forestry Division for awhile and was a member of the
Sallisaw Garden Club. Marie was an avid bowler and at the age of 60 she took up
golf. She loved golf and especially loved playing in tournaments with her
daughter Sandy. They traveled all over the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Marie loved to travel but after about one week she wanted to come home. Home was
her favorite place to be.
Survivors are: 1 daughter and son in law: Sandra and Jim Breashears of Sallisaw, OK; 2 sons and daughters in law: George and Kathy Farmer of Muskogee, OK and Clayton Lee and Rita Farmer of Muskogee, OK; 5 grandchildren: Janice Tower of Austin, TX, Perry Farmer of Tulsa, OK, Richard Farmer of Altadena, CA, Alexis Hames of Norman, OK and Claire Farmer of Muskogee, OK; 3 great grandchildren: Kathlyn Farmer of Tulsa, OK, Tres Farmer of Tulsa, OK and Henry (Hank) Farmer Altadena, CA.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Clayton Farmer, her father: Virgil Lee Griffith, her mother: Pearl Griffith Thornton, her brothers: Gilbert Griffith, Glen Griffith, Virgil Lee Griffith II and George Griffith and one sister: Dorothy Walker.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 1 pm at Eastside Baptist Church in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Burial will be at Sallisaw City Cemetery under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.
Viewing will be Tuesday from 8 am - 8 pm at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw. The family will greet friends from 6 - 8 pm.
Active Pallbearers are Jerry Don Kibbe, Jim Chuculate, Lloyd Haskins, James Virgil Farmer, Joey Edwards, Sinclair Farmer and Grant Rhodes.
Memorial contributions may be made to Eastside Baptist Church, 1120 E. Ida, Sallisaw, OK 74955 or Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 NE 13th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104.
Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home123 S. Wheeler Ave. Sallisaw, Ok. 74955, (918)775-4414 or 1-800-882-0276 www.agentfuneralhome.com.
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