METROPOLIS, Ill. — Mr. Steven Ike Farmer, age 54, of Metropolis, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Metropolis. The Rev. Lauren Ley and the Rev. David Deem will officiate. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
Steven was a funeral director for 32 years and was the owner of Miller, Aikins-Farmer, and Brookport Funeral Homes. He also ran Metro Limo Service. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Metropolis Rotary Club, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sons of the American Legion, a board member at the City National Bank, and a former Deputy Coroner then Massac County Coroner for 16 years.
Steven had a great sense of humor and loved taking tropical vacations.
Steven is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sandy; his children, Emily Farmer and fiancé Lance Loftus of Metropolis, Racheal Gower and husband Andrew of Metropolis, and Ethan Farmer of Bradley, Ill.; one grandson, Haydn Gower of Metropolis; his mother, Jeanette Farmer of Metropolis; two sisters, Carol Belt and husband Brad of Marion, Ill., and Karen Holland and husband Victor of Metropolis; one brother, Richard Farmer and wife Kimberly of Metropolis; a special cousin, Lana Fowler and husband Dennis of Bradley, Ill.; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins.
Steven was preceded in death by his father, Owen Kenneth “Steve” Farmer.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Metropolis.
The family requests that memorials be made to a scholarship fund they are establishing for future Mortuary Science students or towards a memorial fireworks display this coming 4th of July, c/o Miller Funeral Home, 414 Metropolis Street, Metropolis, IL 62960.
Music will be provided by Stecia Gregory, organist.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Fowler, Ted Leubshaw, Rocky Adams, Steve Russell, Andy Rhoades, and Ricky Rose.
Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis is in charge of arrangements.