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Lois J. Farris
Date of Birth : November 14, 1926
Date of Death : March 21, 2019

Lois   J. Farris, 92, of Charleston, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Hubbard  Hospice House, Charleston, after a long illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Charleston and a member of the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Lois was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and a 1947 graduate of Morris Harvey College; and was the President of the Phi Kappa Sigma Sorority.

She served as a volunteer with the Read Aloud for many years. She was an avid bird watcher and member of the Angel Terrace Garden Club.

She was a Social Worker and Entrepreneur. Lois and her husband owned the Dunbar Ben Franklin and later the Hamlin Ben Franklin stores for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Paul Farris; daughter, Karen Sue Farris; and both parents, Samuel Dale and Hattie Starkey Harkins.

She is survived by her children, Jeanne Allender of Charleston, Melissa Farris of Charleston and Joseph G. Farris and wife Pamela of South Charleston; grandchildren, Robert and Kristine Allender of Orlando, Fla., Felicia Allender of Charleston, Michael Farris of Charleston and Taylor Farris of South Charleston; great – grandchildren, Robert and Alexandria Allender.

Funeral Mass will be held at noon Monday, March 25, at the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with Rev. Father Donald X. Higgs officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.

The family will receive family and friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Kanawha County Library or Hubbard Hospice House.

You may send condolences to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com.

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.


Beth Moore , Posted on 25 Mar 2019
, Alabama
My heartfelt condolences to Lois\'s family during this difficult time. Death is truly an enemy of us all and I am so very sorry for you and your family. I hope this scripture can bring you some comfort during this time. 1 Corinthians 15:26 \"And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.\" Very soon they will be brought back to life and reunited with you again forever, yes then your loved one will never have to face the last enemy, death, ever again.
Andrea and Fairmont Northop Grumman , Posted on 11 Apr 2019
Fairmont, WV, West Virginia
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are loved and supported Mel. Love, Your Fairmont Northrop Grumman Friends