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In Loving Memory

Farmer, Doris B (nee Jackson)

Doris B. Farmer (nee Jackson), 98, passed away in Nashville, Tennessee on March 13th 2023. Doris was born on January 9th, 1925 in Truman, Arkansas to Roy Davenport Jackson and Lola Ann (Moxley) Jackson. Doris was the middle child of two older brothers and two younger sisters. They all preceded her in death and she was the last living member of the family. (Brothers: Charles (Dorothy) Roy Jackson and Howard O. (Mary) Jackson. Sisters: Betty Lou (Jackson) Strangeway; Kitty Wayne (Jackson) Lewandoski.) Doris graduated from Hancock Highschool in St. Louis, MO.

She was the worker bee of the family, helping with household chores and keeping everything in order with a family of 7 under one roof with only one bathroom.  It was certainly an interesting time. Doris Loved music and she and her sisters sang at church and even performed live on the radio as a trio.  They all had beautiful voices. As a child of the Great Depression, Doris never complained and remembered her childhood being filled with laughter and lots of teasing from her older brothers. Her brothers both served in WWII – one in Battle of the Bulge and the other was in Pearl Harbor during the 1941 attack on the United States.  Doris married a preacher’s son, the youngest of three children. He was smitten at the age of 14 with the brown-eyed beauty that was two years his senior. He finally convinced her and she married Jim, the love of her life (Jim, 18) at the age of 20.  Jim worked and retired from Lever Brothers, AKA Unilever, after 30 years of service. They raised two children in a loving home. As a couple they were always early for every event and pretty much paid cash for everything. They faithfully attended and gave a tithes and offerings to the church. Doris worked as a “Domestic Engineer” devoted to raising her children and being a wonderful wife. Occasionally she worked in the banking industry as a teller for out of budget luxuries. Doris opened her home often for family and friends to gather. She was very hospitable. Doris was very athletic as well, participating in softball, bowling and numerous other outdoor activities. She also volunteered at church in bake sales and fundraisers and even as a teaching assistant at a Christian School. Doris and Jim were helpful to all Doris’ siblings helping any way they could. Doris cared for her mother, Lola, until her death at the age of 88.  Her Father, Roy, had passed away when he was 62.

Doris and Jim (they were always known as a couple), were married 68 years in February 2013. Soon after Jim, her loving husband, passed away on May 1st, 2013 after a short illness. The impact they left on their family, community and church affiliations was a great legacy for their family to build their lives upon. They are and always will be missed beyond words. The memories and love they exhibited will live on for generations to come.

Doris is survived by her children: Sharon A. (Charles) Rampenthal and James W. (Pamela) Farmer, Jr; Grandchildren: Charles E. (Yin Zhen) Rampenthal, Jamie A. (Billy) Eskind, Stephen M. (Shannon) Cruz, Mitchell J. Mayberry, Mackenzie C. Mayberry, Jackson D. Mayberry, Jude M. Eskind, Quinn Zhen Rampenthal, Parker Zhen Rampenthal, Jeremy L. (Deanna) Perez, Asia L. Smith, Madeline D. (Willie) Litvak, Alec J. Eskind, Isaac J. Eskind ; Great-Great Grandchildren: Jack C. Litvak and Jaceth L. Perez, Jared R. Farmer, Sara R. (Bobby) Bartram, Lauren E. (Cody) Parker; Great-Grandchildren: Kyndall S. Farmer, Chloe C. Farmer, Tristan C. Bartram, Riley R. Bartram, Landon B. Parker, Gunner K. Parker, Henry R. Merckling; Great-Great Grandchildren: Jack C. Litvak and Jaceth L. Perez,

Services: Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel (5255 Lemay Ferry Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63129) on Monday, March 20th from 4-8pm. Funeral Service from Kutis on Tuesday, March 21st at 12pm. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Services will be livestreamed on the Kutis Funeral Home Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/kutissouthcounty/).


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