Joseph C. Farnsworth, 91, a resident of Sharon Township, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Magnolia Village Retirement Community in Wadsworth. He was born in Sharon Township on September 16, 1921 to Walter and Mollie (nee Miller) Farnsworth.
Joseph served in the United States Army. He and Evelyn A. (nee Raw) were married on March 23, 1946 and worked along side each other on their dairy farm. Hard work and their love of family made their 1000 acre farm the biggest dairy producers in Sharon Township. Mr. Farnsworth was a former board Member of the Medina County Farm Bureau and Board of Akron Pure Milk.
He is survived by his family, who will cherish his love and memory, children, Linda (Robert) Spring, Judy (Tim) Wolf, Dan C. Farnsworth, Thomas (Jennifer) Farnsworth; his grandchildren, Kris, Kate, Kathy, Rob, Craig, Jen, Brian, Erin, Chance, Brittany, Joseph, and Amanda, Mathew, Marcus Kyle; great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his beloved wife, Evelyn on September 26, 2012; siblings, Nina A. Roshon, Anna Hazen, Carrie Hatch, Lucille Emerson, Walter Jr., Kenneth and Marvin J.; and his daughter-in-law, Pat.
The family invites friends for visitation Monday, January 14, 2013, from 4 until 8 P.M., and one hour prior to Funeral Service, 10 until 11 A.M., Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Funeral service will be 11 A.M., at Carlson Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Rd. (Rt. 18 and River Styx Rd), Medina. Reverend Mollie G. Brown will officiate. Burial will follow in Sharon Township Cemetery.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the loving and caring staffs at Magnolia Village and Hospice of Medina County.
The family suggests contributions to Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, OH 44256.\