Dolores L. Farber, 88, formerly of Albion, Ind., passed away at 4:37 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2017 at Valley Haven Nursing Home, Wellsburg, W.Va. Born October 19, 1928 in Langloth, Pa., she was the daughter of William S. and Florence (McLain) Strowmatt.
She was raised in Pennsylvania and moved in 1967 to Indiana. She has resided since then in Noble Township until moving to West Virginia in 2000 after her husband passed. She completed her formal education in 11 different schools in Pennsylvania. On June 16, 1969 she married Lewis W. Farber in Columbia City, Ind. She had worked for 22 years at Dana Corporation. She had been a member of #65 Order of the Eastern Star, Columbia City.
Survivors include her son, G. Douglas (Dolores) Dillon, of Colliers, W.Va.; grandson, Douglas (Melissa) Dillon; granddaughters, Stephanie Buzza and Nicholet (Jay) Mahen; five great-grandchildren; step-daughters, Karen (Tom) Gust, Julia (Craig) Fanson and Venia (Mark Bassett) Geiger, all of Columbia City, Ind.; 12 step-grandchildren; 22 step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-step-grandchildren; brother, David Strowmatt, of Pennsylvania; sisters; Doris McElhaney, of Pennsylvania and Mary Jo Dillon, of Wellsburg, W.Va. She was preceded in death by parents; husband; daughter, Dolores Winnette Buzza; step-son, Richard Farber; step-daughter, Cinda Cox; brother, William Strowmatt; and a granddaughter, Erin Dillon; and four step-grandchildren.
She will be laid to rest with her husband at Oswego Cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Arrangements with DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send her family condolences online.