Goshen News, Goshen, IN

February 24, 2013

Agda Farber

July 3, 1920-Feb. 22, 2013


— GOSHEN — Agda Farber, 92, died Friday morning at Greencroft Goshen Health Care after a brief decline in health.

She was born July 3, 1920, in Goshen, to Chester and Agda (Strom) Mitchell.

On Dec. 15, 1945, she married Ned L. Farber in Goshen. He died Nov. 23, 2006.

Survivors include three nieces, Jane (Dr. Steven) West, Columbus, Martha Farber, Sturgis, Mich., and Cathy (Bill) Harris, Munster; three nephews, Junior (Mary) Farber, LaGrange, Edward (Linda) Mitchell, Cassopolis, Mich., and David (Jane) Troup, Goshen; and a brother, Paul (Margie) Mitchell, Ft. Myers, Fla.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert C. Mitchell; and a sister, Margaret Troup.

A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Farber retired in 1982 after working for 15 years in the bookkeeping department for First Federal Savings & Loan and later with Tower Savings & Loan. In her earlier years she operated the Beauty Nook in the Spohn Building and The Beauty Shop in the Bowser-Kalb Building.

She was a 1938 graduate of Goshen High School, and Worter Beauty College, Ft. Wayne. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Ladies 18 Hole League at Maplecrest Country Club. Agda continued her interest and membership in her Ladies Bridge Club, actively playing until late autumn 2012.  

She and her husband, Ned, were very active in community philanthropic efforts. They were longtime benefactors of the Boys and Girls Club, Bashor Children’s Home, Goshen Healthcare Foundation, Greencroft Foundation and many other local agencies.

Friends may visit one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Monday funeral service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. Pastoral Assistant Pam Kling, First United Methodist Church, and Greencroft Chaplain Dee Swartz will officiate.

Burial will follow in Violett Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Goshen Boys and Girls Club, Goshen Healthcare Foundation or Goshen Home Care and Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.