Mrs. Myra Jo Farley

  • Born: November 25, 1934
  • Died: March 13, 2022
  • Location: Murray, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Jo by adding your memories and photos.

Myra Jo Farley, 87, of Murray passed away Sunday, March 13, 2022, at her home.

Mrs. Farley was born November 25th, 1934, in McKenzie, Tennessee. She graduated from Hazel High School and Murray State University with a degree in Education.

She was a member of Glendale Road Church of Christ where she was Sunday School coordinator for many years. In addition to that role, Mrs. Farley dedicated countless hours of service throughout her lifetime with Master Clothing Volunteers, the Theta Department of the Murray Women's Club, the Foster Care Review Board, Kentucky Retired Teacher's Association, the Murray Homemaker's Club, among many others. Mrs. Farley taught math at Murray Middle School for many years before retiring in 1996. In addition to her extensive volunteer work, she loved to watch UK Basketball, The Murray State Racers, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Jeopardy.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Max Farley on August 21st, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Belle Shrader and her sister, June Shrader Jennings.

Mrs. Farley is survived by her daughter, Kay Mayfield (Marc) of Brock, Texas; and her sons, Ken Farley (Kim) of Lone Oak, Kentucky; and Keith Farley of Phoenix, Arizona; her granddaughter Kaci Dobbs (William) of Brock, Texas; and her grandsons, Zach Mayfield (Brianna) of Fort Worth, Texas; Cameron Farley (Mary Anne) of Fort Thomas, Kentucky; and Caleb Farley of Atlanta, Georgia; and her great-grandchildren, Henry and Lucy Dobbs of Brock, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at J. H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Thursday, March 17th, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. with Steven Hunter and John Dale officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service on Thursday, March 17th, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to any one of Mrs. Farley's charitable causes or the Murray-Calloway County Need Line, 509 North 8th Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Family,

May God's comfort be with you all. Jo dedicated her life to helping others.

Jim and Judy Stahler

Posted by Jim Stahler - Murray, KY - Friend   March 19, 2022

So sorry to hear of Ms. Jo's passing. I didn't know her very well. I met her last June when I started cleaning for her. Such a sweet, beautiful lady. May God comfort her family and friends.

Posted by Sherri Cupples - Hazel, KY - Acquaintance   March 17, 2022

I first remember Jo coming to visit me and new baby over 50 years ago. She and another lady came from 7th& Poplar church. She said she didn't remember coming but I sure did! Jo spent a life of service! I will sure miss my pew pal and friend!

Posted by Barbara McCuiston - Murray, KY - Friend   March 17, 2022


Kay, You are all in our thoughts and prayers! May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding comfort you all! Love you all so very much! Jimmie & Melinda Duncan

Posted by Melinda Duncan - Desoto, TX - Friend   March 16, 2022

Ken, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I didn't know her but fellow classmates from MHS, I wanted to send my sincere condolences to you and your families. Losing a mother is hard. God bless you all with peace and comfort.

Posted by Christine Montgomery Anderson - Murray, KY - Classmate   March 15, 2022

I graduated with Myra Jo at Hazel High school in May of 1952. We shared many good times together and still met at Cracker Barrell until the Covid came along. My sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Jenna Garland - Hazel, KY - Classmate   March 15, 2022

Mrs. Farley was my middle school Math teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Posted by Keisha Kinsley - Murray, KY   March 15, 2022

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