Marilyn June Farren, 84, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Bowers Hospice House with her loving sister by her side.

Born June 23, 1935 in Oceana, WV, she was a daughter of the late Charles Francis and Ennis Graham Francis.

June was a kind, loving person and was loved by many. She was a very active member of both her community and church and will be greatly missed.

She graduated from Oceana High School in 1953 and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in education from Concord University. She was a longtime member of the GFWC Oceana Woman’s Club, a member of the Oceana High School Alumni Association and was inducted in the Oceana High School Hall of Fame. She was a member of the Clear Fork Valley Baptist Church and dearly loved her church family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Farren, Sr.; two sisters, Bobbie Jean Crouch and Geneva May Francis; a niece, Desiree Crouch; and two nephews, Mike Crouch and Brandon Mason. 

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Bob Farren Jr. and wife Kathy of Pinehurst, NC; her sister and best friend, Phyllis Ann Clark of Beckley; grandchildren, Casey Farren and his wife Megan, Kristin Farren and Emily Johnston; a great-grandchild Lily Gray Farren; very special nephew, Robbie Crouch; a very special niece, Debbie Mason; and a special great-niece, Leslie Crouch Lambert. 

The family would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you for the excellent care, love and compassion bestowed upon June by her very special caregivers, Connie Adkins, Jennifer Stone, Kathryn Funderbunk and Cindy Anderson.

Family and friends will gather this fall to celebrate June’s life. She is being laid to rest beside her husband at Palm Memorial Gardens in Matheny.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Southern WV, PO Box 1472, Beckley WV 25801 or Clear Fork Valley Baptist Church, PO Box 1553, Oceana WV 24870.