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Ellen Farison

December 19, 1926 April 10, 2018
Ellen Farison
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Ellen Farison, 91, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Tuesday April 10, 2018. She was born December 19, 1926 in Bowling Green to Louis and Goldie (Frazier) Smith. She married Richard B. Farison on September 14, 1947 and he preceded her in death November 20, 2016.

Ellen and her husband lived in Bowling Green for 57 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She liked to bowl and golf and she especially loved gardening. Their large vegetable garden grew so much produce that they ate fresh, canned and frozen all year long and gave surplus to friends and neighbors alike. She thoroughly enjoyed her flower beds throughout the yard, starting many plants from seeds, bulbs or shoots from fellow garden club members over the years. She experimented with new & old varieties exhibiting many flowers for years at the Wood County Fair earning countless ribbons.

She taught so many family members, visitors and friends by her extensive knowledge relating to gardening, and life experiences in general. Reading was a favorite pastime as she was all about learning and sharing what she learned with others.

She enjoyed traveling seeing much of the USA. Trips to Canada were filled with summer memories of fishing, adventures, many times out-fishing everyone who went along.
Even a broken hip in her late 70’s didn’t keep her from returning to tilling the earth again and again.

Ellen is survived by her son Kenneth (Tammy) Farison of Oakley, Illinois, daughters Barbara (Greg) Fritz of Northwood, Ohio and Pat Smith (Rick Strobe) of Perrysburg, Ohio, Ohio, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband Richard, she was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Jeanne Turner, brothers Leroy and Arthur Smith and sister Norma Rau.

A private graveside service will be held at Wood County Memory Gardens with Rev. Larry Swaisgood officiating. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the Wood County Public Library, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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