Winifred Ann LaBomme (Farmer), the sixth of fourteen children, was born to Arthur R. Farmer, Sr. and Lydia M. Farmer on February 21, 1938.
She transitioned this earthly place on Monday, October 26, 2020, surrounded by her loving family, at her residence in Mineral City, Ohio.
Wherever she lived, Winifred found time to continue to praise GOD and fellowship with a church. While living in Los Angeles, she was a member of Bethel Apostolic Church. In Dayton, she was a member of Bethesda Temple Apostolic Church. In Canton, Ohio, she was a member of Greater Bethel Apostolic Church and in Mineral City, Ohio, she was a member of Dover Apostolic Church and Christ Apostolic Church. She served as an usher, Sunday school teacher, bible study teacher, and member of the board of trustees.
Winifred is a graduate of Dayton’s Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, class of 1956. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Malone College and her Master’s degree from Ashland University. She was employed 31 years by GTE (General Telephone & Electronics Corp.) and received numerous honors and awards for outstanding achievement throughout her career. Winifred retired from GTE as regional manager of the northeastern states.
Lovingly known as Ann or Winnie to family and friends, she devoted her life after retiring to serving her community, travelling, and enjoying life with her husband of 52 years, her children, grandchildren, siblings and friends. She was a volunteer at Community Hospice, reading the Bible to patients. She served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Tuscarawas County, and she was a frequent speaker for the American Cancer Society and other civic organizations. She also served on the Board of Directors of ShawnTech Communications, Inc.
Although she looked forward to getting together with family and friends, she’s now sitting in the presence of the Lord and those whom have gone on before her. Her spirit will be truly and greatly missed by all. We thank God that she touched our lives, and we will love her until the ends meet.
The family will welcome friends, colleagues, and acquaintances in a walk- through visitation, Monday, November 2nd, 11:00 am-11:45 am at Maranatha Worship Centre, Bishop Truman L. Martin D.D.S, Pastor Beverly Martin Ph.D.
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