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Elaine R. Farber

August 26, 1923 - September 15, 2016
North Muskegon, MI



Saturday, October 1, 2016
6:00 AM EDT
Cedar Creek Alliance Chapel
7193 East Sweeter Rd.
Twin Lake, MI 49457


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Harbor Hospice Foundation
1050 W. Western Avenue STE 400
Muskegon, MI 49440
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Chalet Floral
700 W. Hackley Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 755-1805
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Life Story / Obituary


Mrs. Elaine Ruth Farber, age 93, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016. She was born in Newaygo, Michigan on August 26, 1923 to Glen & Mabel (Nelson) Smith and graduated from Ravenna High School as their first Homecoming Queen. Elaine married Donald Farber in August of 1945 and had been employed as a bus driver for Holton Public Schools for 25 years until retiring. Elaine enjoyed crocheting, quilting and sewing while very involved in her church and family. She will not be easily forgotten.


Son, Donn (Rose) Farber; daughter, Arlaine Ambrose; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Rick) Snyder, Jeremy Farber, Becky (Dennis) DeCheney, Stacy (Chip) Swenson, Anne Ambrose, David Ambrose, Zachary Ambrose, Danielle Cheatum, Nick Farber, Mia Ambrose, Daniel Ambrose; 12 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald in 1960; parents; two babies that died at birth; brother, Robert Smith & sister, Evelyn Farber.


Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:00 pm at Cedar Creek Alliance Chapel. MEMORIAL: In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to Harbor Hospice Foundation.