Michele “Micky” Luster Farley
February 12, 1960 ‒ January 27, 2016
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