Mrs. Farnsworth Dies

 

Prominent Church Worker and Club Woman Lived Here 36 Years

Mrs. Fred C. Farnsworth, 57, prominent church worker and club woman, as well as a poet and artist, died Wednesday afternoon in a local hospital, following a brief illness. Mrs. Farnsworth became slightly ill in December but regarded it lightly until February 2, when she entered a hospital.

fredMrs. Farnsworth was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, where she lived until she was nine years of age. She then came to Winfield, Kan. Leaving Winfield in 1888, she came to Topeka, where she has made her home for the last thirty-six years.

For the last thirty-six years Mrs. Farnsworth had been active in Sunday school work at the First Christian church, and for fifteen years instructed the “Play Square Gang” class, a class of of 200 boys. Each summer for a number of years she has taken a group of young men to camp for a few days’ vacation. Two of these camps were at Maple Hill, the others at Paxico.

Mrs. Farnswoth became known thruout the state for her prominence in club work. She had served as president of the Women’s Good Government club, and had been chaplain of the Beulah chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She was at one time a member of the Topeka Woman’s club.

Many members of Mrs. Farnsworth’s Sunday school classes, now located at various points of the country, returned to visit her during her illness, and still more, will be here to attend the funeral.

She is survived by her husband, and by her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. James O. Van

Orsdol, Springfield, Colorado, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Gilbert, of Hoppup, Colorado.

Her Sunday school class will have charge of the funeral services which will be held from the First Christian church, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. C. C. Buckner will officiate. Burial in the Topeka cemetery.

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