Melissa Ann Farris, 54, of Peoria, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at her home.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2011, at Clary Funeral Home, 428 West McClure Avenue in Peoria, with the Rev. Lyall Sutton officiating. Interment will be at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.
Melissa was born on June 15, 1957 in Peoria, the daughter of Robert D. and Jeannine M. (Picton) Patterson. They preceded her in death.
She married Ted Farris on August 19, 1983 in Peoria. He survives. She is also survived by her cats, Rosco, Cole and Checkers.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Peoria. She enjoyed fishing and camping with her husband.
Memorial contributions may be made in Melissa’s memory to Bethany Baptist Church or to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.