Michele “Micky” Luster Farley

February 12, 1960 ‒ January 27, 2016

Lexington, Ohio

Expressing herself through art, Michele Farley could see the beauty of design in her everyday surroundings.  As an artist she had the gift of transforming what was average or normal into unique and colorful.  Her gifted hands now at rest, Michele “Micky” Luster Farley passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at home.  She was 55.

The daughter of Edward Luster and Nancy (Glaze) Luster Murdock, Michele was born February 12, 1960.  She was graduated from Malabar High School in 1978.

In January of 1986 Michele first met Philip Farley.  On their second date, Phil asked for Michele’s hand in marriage.  The two were wed September 16, 1986.

A talented sketch artist Michele most enjoyed drawing portraits of her family.   Her environment (including her house, clothing and furniture) was a canvas to be used for expression.  She loved vibrant tones; in fact Michele couldn’t resist adding a touch of color even to appliances!  She loved her children and passed her artistic ability to all three.  Also a talented seamstress, Michele could custom make her own clothing.

Cooking and baking were also among her many talents. Michele could create a holiday spread like no one else could. Her most famous dishes include fruit salad, banana bread and delicious fettuccini alfredo. Pies were also among her most recognizable tasty desserts. Michele could also get lost in any classic novel or Stephen King book.

She is survived by her husband Philip Farley of Lexington; three children Nathan (Megan) Farley of Marshfield, Missouri, Leah Farley of Lexington and Emmah Farley of Mansfield; granddaughter Gabriella and grandson Thorin; siblings Patzi Howells of Tucson, Arizona, Kelly Luster of Columbus, Tony (Teri) Murdock of Ashland, Joy Murdock, and Julie Murdock of Orrville; father-in-law and mother-in-law Charles (Janice) Farley of Mansfield; brothers-in-law Chuck Farley of Mansfield and Steve (Pam) Farley of Tampa, Florida; sister-in-law Teresa Palmer of Mansfield; special friend Janet Rondy of Lexington; her beloved cat Butter; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Edward Luster, Nancy and Lloyd Murdock, and her brother Jon Murdock.

The Farley family will receive friends Sunday afternoon January 31, 2016 from 1-6 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday.  Pastor Nate Meiers will officiate and burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Richland Pregnancy Services or to Snyder Funeral Homes (to assist the family with funeral expenses) may be made through the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Michele’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • My deepest sympathies to the entire Farley family. To Emmah and Leah, prayers and thoughts in this very difficult time. Love to you both!!

  • I just want to express my deepest sympathy for you and your family, during this time of great loss. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Phil, Emmah, Leah & Nathan,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for peace for the whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  • Phil,

    Mary and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you and give you His peace during this very difficult time.

    Ron & Mary spon

  • Phil and family, May you feel God’s comfort as you go through this time of grief.
    Phil. 4:13. “I can do all thing through Christ who gives me strength”.
    The Milum Family, Bob and Sandy, Rob, Soni and Sinda

  • May the God of all comfort be with you for he cares for you.  We’re confident that he will fulfill his promise to wipe every tear from our eyes, swallow up death forever, and reunite us with our dead loved ones again.  Revelation 21: 3, 4

  • Phil, Emma, Leah and Family,

    We were so saddened to hear of Michele’s passing. We remember working together at Lex football game halftimes, serving the marching bands with you and Michele, Phil. We are so sorry for your family’s loss of a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.

  • So sorry, I always enjoyed her sweet smile and laughter when ever we visited.
    Our prayers are with you all.

  • I was saddened to learn of Michele ‘ s passing; such a sweet & loving soul. The world will be a little less bright without her. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

  • I am saddened by this news. My academic years included both Prospect and Johnny Appleseed, so memories of all the family connections take me back to early childhood. I met Michele in Miss Jessup’s Study Hall, and she just melted away the awkward shyness I felt in the new school with so many new faces. She shared home life with the blended family with me in a way that I felt I knew all of them. I relocated out of town, but remember this person as a special one and how fortunate I was meeting her. I know I am not alone in feeling how good it is to know her.

  • With the deepest of sympathy to the family. So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all .

  • I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I wish I could have made it home to say goodbye. Micky was a great aunt and I will miss her immensely.