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Agnes Farmer Smith

December 2, 1925 - May 22, 2014
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Calvary Baptist Church
218 Ellicott Avenue
Avondale, PA 19311
Sunday 5/25, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Calvary Baptist Church
218 Ellicott Avenue
Avondale, PA 19311
Sunday 5/25, 5:00 pm

Agnes Farmer Smith, 88 of Newark, passed away peacefully to be with our Lord on May 22nd, 2014. Agnes was born and raised in Bolt, West Virginia – a town founded by her Great Grandfather, John Joshua Farmer (1801-1901). Agnes was the first of five children born to A.A. & Icie Farmer. Agnes grew upContinue Reading

James Upton left a message on May 29, 2014:
Our prayers are with you all. May the Lord continue to bring comfort to you all during this most difficult time. With much love.
Thelma & Albert Jezyk left a message on May 28, 2014:
We received the news of Agnes's passing after the Memorial Day weekend, but please accept our condolences. She was a wonderful person and a grand example to all who knew her.
John "Sonny" Sloan left a message on May 27, 2014:
I was so saddened to learn of the passing of this great lady. Agnes Smith was the very best teacher I ever had. She inspired me in so many ways to do my best and to assist others to achieve. She made me feel comfortable in a class of seniors when I was a youngster a couple of years behind them in school. Agnes knew I wanted to make the Army my career and she went the extra mile to prepare me for the rigors of science and engineering courses I would be taking should I get into West Point. I think I might have a better understanding of her motivation after reading in her obituary about her husband Bill's service in WWII as a member of the Greatest Generation. Thanks to her I was able to gain admission to the US Military Academy and graduate. I then served our great nation for thirty years. When I had the opportunity to attend Trap Hill reunions, I always made my top priority to chat with Agnes and tell her what she meant to me. I have become convinced that God lends each of us the best of his special angels to guide and nurture us, mainly be their example. He sent me Agnes and I could not have been served better. I only regret that I do not possess the eloquence of diction nor oratory to do justice to her memory. Neither can words serve to lessen the sense of loss and absolute grief I and her family feel at this moment. Perhaps we can all take some solace from the fact that God has called his angel home and she now rests in his loving embrace.
Nancy Widdoes & Tom Smith left a message on May 26, 2014:
Dear Family & Friends -- for those who were unable to attend the service here in Delaware, here's a link to the video of the entire service. Blessings and peace, Nancy & Tom and families
Alonzo and Karen Mackey left a message on May 25, 2014:
Alonzo and I will always remember when we first met Agnes. This amazing woman caught us by surprise by giving us both a big hug; it was a welcome we will always remember, so sincere. We were welcomed into Calvary just like we had always been there and were already a part of Calvary Family, her depth of love for Calvary was seen, and we were so impressed. Agnes was a wonderful, kind and beautiful person, she walked in grace and humility, she touched more lives than could be counted. She has so much treasure in heaven because of her unwavering faith in Christ Jesus; He welcomed her in His loving arms and said, "Well done! Good and faithful servant. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of Agnes.
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Mary Ann Marshall left a message on May 25, 2014:
I was saddened to hear of Mrs. Smith's passing. She was my 7th grade teacher at Ogletown Jr. High. I have vivid memories of her classroom. She was a wonderful teacher who was well respected. She never lost control of the room, but could just as easily laugh and have fun with us. I still have a note and a small pin she gave each of us at the end of that school year. She recognized each of our strengths and made sure we knew them. It was because of teachers like her that I went on to have my own 35 year plus career in education as both a teacher and principal. I can only hope I have touched at least one child's heart as she did for so many. She was a special lady. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
Betty McGinnis-Harry left a message on May 25, 2014:
She was one of the nicest teacher I had. So kind and sweet, and beautiful. I have thought about her many times over the years. Sincere sympathy to C.C. and the entire family..
Jo Anne Farmer Richardson left a message on May 24, 2014:
What a precious soul. Such a wonderful person. She lovedus all and showed that love constantly. Our families had some wonderful times together and for those memories I am forever grateful. I know without a doubt that she is in heaven and having a most wonderful time and just seeing and visiting and loving the Lord. She was a wonderful example of what family should be and she just always showed that love to us.
Steven Morgan left a message on May 24, 2014:
I always knew that Agnes loved me. She was so kind. She's living what we are dreaming about. Bless you sister.
Stephanie and Trace Fridley left a message on May 24, 2014:
Tom, Diane, Austin, Kristin and the rest of the family.... We are thinking of you and praying for you during this time. There is NO one like our Mommas!! She is looking at Jesus with her sweet blue eyes and filled with the best peace and love ever!! Hugs from us to you!
Austin Smith left a message on May 24, 2014:
Grandmother was always a loving, caring person. She never put me down and encouraged me in my endeavors. Her math skills came in handy when I was in grade school, and I will always have fond memories spending time with her!
Tom Smith left a message on May 24, 2014:
Mom had really been ready to depart for several years, with failing health and especially after losing her sight two years ago. But she never lost her sense of humor or desire to help others. It brings us great joy to know she can see again ... more clearly than ever before (I Corinthians 13:12) ... and not only walk again, but skip and dance! She and my Dad loved to dance to the big bands, and I'm guessing they've already had a twirl or two, dancing to the Biggest Band of all!
Joe and Teresa McIntyre left a message on May 24, 2014:
Been thinking of this wonderful lady. So sad for everyone's loss, but Heaven gained a special lady. What a reunion they are having right now with our dearest Arlene. I can only imagine what kind of celebrations that are taking place right now. So many loved ones waiting to welcome her. Our prayers are with all of you, until we get to meet again.
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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