The Times West Virginian


January 30, 2013

Rusty Farmer

Rusty Arthur Farmer, 57, of Fairmont, passed away Monday (Jan. 28, 2013) at his residence.

He was born June 7, 1955 in Fairmont, a son of the late Arthur Paul Farmer and Myrel G. Collins Farmer.

Rusty was retired from Consol Loveridge mine as a heavy equipment operator with 31 years of service. He had worked at Miracle Run and most recently above ground at the Sugar Run Portal. He attended Grace Lutheran Church of Fairmont and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, Local District No. 31. Rusty was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and camping with his sons-in-law at his camp in Smoke Hole. His favorite pastime was hanging out with his grandsons, his real pride and joy.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Susan Gonzalez Farmer; two daughters, Ginnina Louise Eakle and her husband Josh of Richmond, Va., and Maria Lynn Bartholow and her husband Jeremy of Fairmont; two grandsons, Connor and Chase Eakle, both at home; a sister-in-law, Ann Gonzalez Nuzum of Fairmont; and an aunt, Betty Swiger of Boothsville Community.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Marie Whipkey.

The family has entrusted Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., with service arrangements. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday. Visitation will continue from noon to 1 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Matt Holbert officiating. Interment will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Morgantown.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Text Only
  • Tony Salerno Jr.

    Tony Salerno Jr., 83, of Shinnston, passed away Monday (April 14, 2014) at his residence with his family at his side.

    April 16, 2014

  • Betty Dumire

    Betty Jane (Boyd) Dumire, 85, of Fairmont, passed away Tuesday (April 15, 2014) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, surrounded by her loving family.

    April 16, 2014

  • Dorothy Murphy

    Dorothy Lee Murphy, 86, of White Hall, passed quietly from this life in her home, under hospice care, Saturday (April 12, 2014).

    April 16, 2014

  • Jeffrey Drain

    Jeffrey Bryan Drain, 52, of Fairmont, passed from this life Saturday (April 12, 2014) at his residence.

    April 16, 2014

  • Gerald Miller

    Gerald E. Miller, 73, of Pentress, died Tuesday (April 15, 2014) at his residence.

    April 16, 2014

  • Margie Hardesty

    Margie Jackson Hardesty, a longtime resident of Shinnston, passed away at United Hospital Center on Sunday (April 13, 2014). She was 91 years old.

    April 16, 2014

  • Troy Hamrick

    Troy Willard Hamrick Sr., 85, of Enterprise, passed away at 6:30 p.m., Saturday (April 12, 2014) at his residence.

    April 16, 2014

  • Edward Wolfe

    Edward Ray Wolfe, 75, of Fairmont, Monumental Community, passed away on April 14, 2014, at the West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown.

    April 16, 2014

  • Julia Gotses

    Julia Ann Gotses, 91, of Fairmont, was born to eternal life Sunday (April 13, 2014) at Fazio’s Eldercare in Monongah surrounded by her loving family.

    April 15, 2014

  • Jack Dixon

    Jack Dixon, 79, of Mannington, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Monday (April 14, 2014) at the Heritage Nursing Facility, Bridgeport.

    April 15, 2014

House Ads
Featured Ads