Barbara Ruth Farmer (née Niemann)
(November 1st 1948-June 7th 2020)
Barb passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a sudden diagnosis and onset of metastatic cancer.
She was a loving mother, doting grandmother, and passionate educator.
Barb is now reunited with her mother and father, Mary & Reinhart Niemann as well as her older brother, Conrad Niemann. Barb is survived by younger brother, David (Jean) Niemann, her children: Michael, Elisabeth (Anastas), June (Denis), Matthew (Dena) and Tony (Alana) as well as 9 grandchildren: Natalie, Marissa, Crystal, Diego, Olivia, Nickolas, Samantha, Fiona, and Patrick.
Growing up in Elmwood Park, IL she proudly attended University of Illinois, receiving a degree in German, and a Master’s in Spanish and Education. Barb married Darrell Farmer and started her beautiful family; settling in River Grove, IL. She went on to teach in the Proviso School District for much of her career, still attending her “Retirees Breakfasts” every month after leaving. She ended her teaching career at Resurrection High School before her full retirement.
Memorial Service to follow at a later date.
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