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Shirley Ann (Sealock) Farber 1935 - 2023
Shirley Ann (Sealock) Farber

HOXIE — Shirley Ann (Sealock) Farber passed away Feb. 28, 2023, in Hoxie, Kan. She was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Hoxie, the daughter of Vern and Florence Sealock. Shirley married Ford Farber of Hoxie Aug. 21, 1955 and began her lifelong, labour of love as a devoted mother and wife. She was often heard to say “I have five sons”, smiling the whole time. And so the endless meals, the endless ball games and sporting events, and sleepless nights began. Shirley and Ford lived in  Jamestown, Lenora,  Concordia, Colby, and eventually settled in Norton, Kan. for over 45 years. As a hobby, Shirley enjoyed sewing. Shirley worked for Valley Hope, Norton, Kan. before she retired. Later in life, she loved to travel with Ford and watch him create treasured projects in the shop.

This is the last door Shirley will stand in front of, waiting for a son to open for her.

Shirley is survived four sons Alan (Kim) of Denver, Colo., Curt (Mona) of Ellinwood, Kan., Scott of Norton, Kan. and Eric (Renee) of Minburn, Iowa.; sisters Donna Mowry and husband Richard of Morland, Kan. and Jan Pyle And husband John of Lawrence, Kan.; sister-in-law, Wanda Sealock;  nine  grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Ford; son, Bruce Farber; parents, Vern and Florence Sealock; brother, Phillip Sealock; and step-brother, Wayne Shepard.

Visitation will be Saturday March 11, 2023 at 9 a.m. at the Hoxie United Methodist Church followed by the Celebration Of Life Services at 10:30 a.m. Following the service inurnment will take place in the Hoxie City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Sheridan County Health Complex LTC and may be sent in care of Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, PO Box 987, Hoxie, KS. 67740.  Words of caring and comfort may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home 

PO Box 987 

Hoxie Kansas 67740

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 10, 2023