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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Obituary - Judith Dene "Judi" (Mitchell) Farris

Judith Dene "Judi" Farris, age 73, of Paola, Kansas, formerly of La Cygne, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. She was born in Hutchinson, Kansas on October 5, 1947 the daughter of Raymond Abram and Juanita Dene Burleson Mitchell. She graduated from La Cygne High School and attended Emporia State University for one semester. 

She was united in marriage to Melvin LeRoy "Butch" Farris on February 27, 1966 in the La Cygne United Methodist Church. They made their first home in Oxnard Air Force Base, Oxnard California. Judi was a strong Christian woman who liked to share Christian joy with others.

She was a member of the Paola United Methodist Church. She and Butch liked to travel and camp. She was an avid bird watcher. She was preceded in death by her parents. Judi is survived by her husband, Butch, a son, Daniel M. Farris(Erica), a daughter, Teresa Dene Henderson(Frank), a brother, Victor Mitchell(Ellie), a sister, Jalayn Love(John), and seven grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held 11 am Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the Paola United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 pm Friday at the Church. The family suggests contributions to the Mayo Clinic for Granulomatosis Research. The service will be livestreamed. Go to Youtube and search Paola United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be left at