Graveside services for 81-year-old Evelyn K. “Jean” Farnsworth, 47 West Orvis St., Massena, and formerly of Norfolk, will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Raymondville Cemetery with Martha Helmer presiding. Mrs. Farnsworth passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 16, at her home.
Jean is survived by a son, Ronald and wife Stacy Farnsworth, Arizona; her daughter, Candise and husband Melvin Taylor, Massena; five grandchildren, Joseph Terminelli, Michael Terminelli, Sara Taylor McIvor, Zachary Taylor and Tanner Farnsworth; brothers Everett and wife Fran Kingsley, Norwood, and Allen and wife Sandy Kingsley, Potsdam; and three sisters, Audrey Bicknell, Potsdam; Norma and husband Robert Burns, Raymondville, and Cheryl and husband Jon Hazen, Raymondville. She was pre-deceased by her husband.
Born in Norfolk on May 25, 1929 to the late Dean and Bernice Cyrus Kingsley, she married Dean Farnsworth in September of 1954.
She worked as a secretary at the Harrison Rogers Insurance Agency in Norfolk, and later at the Norwood-Norfolk Central School until her retirement in 1989.
Memorial donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.buckfuneralhome.com.