Ruth A. Farmer, 90, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was born on November 8, 1926, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to Calvin and Anna (Merz) Meredith. After graduating from Sexton High School, she earned a B.S. in Home Economics in 1950 and a M.A. in Home Economics Education in 1977 at Michigan State University. She retired from the Lansing School District in 1989 from her position as an Administrator. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Edward H. Farmer. She is survived by her two daughters; Susan (James) Bonfiglio of Okemos and Margaret (Albert) Robitaille of Kalamazoo; grandchildren, James Bonfiglio, Andrew Robitaille, Jesse Robitaille and family and Nicole Rairigh and family, sister Dorothy Ferley of Houston, Texas, and niece and nephews. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Zonta Club of Lansing, lifetime MSU Alumni Association, MSU President’s Club and the Capitol City Quilt Guild. She served on the board of Community Mental Health, the Children’s Trust Fund and the YWCA.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 pm until service time on Tuesday. A reception will follow at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 218 W. Ottawa, Lansing, MI 48933. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in memory of Ruth Farmer. Special thanks to Independence Village of East Lansing and Compassus.