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Jenny Lynn Farley

Jenny Lynn Farley, age 57, of Columbus, Ohio, died November 3rd, 2017, following a fatal car accident in Zanesville, Ohio, on their way to a Tae Kwon Do tournament in Pittsburgh, PA. On February 15, 1960, she was born in Middletown, OH, the daughter of Lloyd Raymond Brown and the late Sharon Brown.  On August 12th, 1977, she married Gary Farley at the Free Will Baptist Church in Reynoldsburg, OH. Together they shared 40 years of marriage. She is survived by her 2 daughters (Brandi Suttle and Nicole Farley), her son-in-law Jeff Suttle, her 12 grandchildren (Ciara, Chase, Justina, Gabbi, Nathanyel, Destiny, Zachary, Autumn, Deandre, Liam, Ethan, and Austin), her sisters Michelle Trujillo and Tammy Farley, her brother-in-law Alex Trujillo, their children/grandchildren (Ricky, Anthony, Josh, Tanya, Corey, Kaylie, Dominick, Mycah, Joey, Taylor, Eva, Freddy, Kenzie, Elise, Edison, and Ezekiel), her sister-in-law Teresa Dillard, her husband John Dillard, and their three sons (John Jr., Josh, and Jordan) and their children (Reese, Cadance, Emery, Jaxon, and Violet). She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as her lifelong best friend Tara Helsel-Millican. She was preceded in death by her mother Sharon Brown, her aunt Joyce Ryan, and her brother-in-law Rick Farley.

Jenny worked as a clinical supervisor at Abraxas. Before that, she worked as a social worker all around the central Ohio area for nearly 20 years. Across the course of her career, her compassion and empathy touched the lives and hearts of a vast number of her patients, their families, and her co-workers. Jenny also used to work with her mother, Sharon, at Eastland Care Center, so many would say that they were inseparable. Outside of work, she took care of her granddaughter Justina and their close family friend, Meghan McDonald, and they were all very active at ATA Black Belt Academy both in Pickerington and in Grove City, who were like a second family to them. They loved to travel to Tae Kwon Do competitions across the United States, sometimes going as far as Little Rock, AK for the ATA World Championship. She also loved to travel, especially to Mexico with her mom and granddaughter, to spend time with her children and grandchildren, and to take care of her horse, Sierra.

Everyone will remember Jenny as one who could strike the balance between being tough and/or compassionate, depending on what the situation required. For that reason, she was a rock for so many people in her life, and she never begrudged anyone for it. Her fun-loving, adventurous, and resilient soul will be missed fiercely by all those that knew her.

The memorial service for Jenny Farley will be held on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 6:00 PM at Wagram Freewill Baptist Church, at 272 Blueview Dr. in Etna, Ohio, 43068. Afterwards, a reception will be held at Rev Café at 7679 E Main St in Reynoldsburg, OH, 43068. Family, friends, and former colleagues are all invited to join together to celebrate and remember Jenny’s life.

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  • Kit Walker says:

    To the Farley family, May good memories lift you up, and may your faith keep you strong. Sending prayers to you.


  • George Green says:

    Sending prayers and happy thoughts. May God keep you in his arms

  • Connie Woodward Turvey says:

    Remembering my beautiful cousin Jenny tonight. Her sweet smile and her love of life will forever be remembered in my heart. My prayers go up to our Lord for comfort and strength for all of her family. I’ll miss you cousin. But I’ll see you later!😍

  • kathi barlow says:

    i am so sorry to hear of jenny’s death. i remember many fun times with her, tammy, sherry, and others at eastland care center. we had a great team. our kids played together. jenny was a great person and she helped so many people. love and prayers to her family.

  • Ilene Barone says:

    My heart goes out to Jenny’s family and friends! She was a really nice person; I enjoyed talking with her. We took Tae Kwon Do together at ATA. Occasionally we sparred together or pair up while doing warm-up exercises in the beginning of class. She was always very encouraging, especially when thongs seem hard. She gave me the motivation to keep going! My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who’s lives she touched; may the healing process bring peace to your hearts!

  • Marjie Witkowski says:

    Jenny was crass, when I met her at Eastland, Care Center,( I am a social worker), we butt heads because she was advocating for a client we were both caring for. I thought “gees” what with the fighting. Then it sank in, she is a fighter for her client, from then on, I fought hard for MY clients, thanks to her spirit.
    I will never forget the lesson she taught me.
    This community will greatly miss a “crass” but awsome Social Worker.

  • Sonja Simpson says:

    To the Farley Family,

    The world lost a bright and shining light. Let your memories of the great and wonderful person Jenny was be a source of comfort to you. Everyone who knew Jenny was enriched by her presence.

    Always keep your faith. Remember Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted”.

    God Bless you all.

  • Bob and Phyllis Mayberry says:

    May God grant you peace and give you Grace during this time of sorrow.Her memory will always be with you

  • Jim &Terri Gantner says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, we are send prayers and hugs to you & your family.

  • Tera Millican says:

    Jenny and I lived bout 5 house down the street and around the corner from each other. I adored the entire family . But Jenny and I really connected at such a young age we were 11 years old and we were really crazy great friends. We would talk for hrs and stay up watching Wolf Man Jack lying on the basement floor and falling asleep there too. Learned about life , boys, how to be loyal and real. Learned real quick about love and heart ache . And all along we were closer and closer. Then as adults life gets busy and you see less of each other but let me tell you our bond never ended . We were true best friends till the day she died . I wish I could have had more time with her . Shared some new experiences. I wish she was still here texting me at night untiI couldn’t keep my eyes open. We’d always tell each other how much we loved each other and that she’d always be the best friend I ever had . I thought we would grow old together and remind each other of all the things of long ago. There will never be another Jenny for me. She was true. She honored her friend ships . She really loved me for exactly who I am … the good and the not so good . I am thankful to have had such a beautiful friend . You know I love you too . Miss you so much. Until we meet again ❤️

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