Mrs. Marguerite W. Farmer, age 101 of Grant,and formerly of Lansing, died Friday, April 9, 2004 at Fountain View Retirement Village in Grant. She was born Marguerite Welthy Rickert in Keene Twp, Michigan the daughter of Jessie Maude (Boroughf) and King Solomon Rickert on June 15, 1902. She married Harold C. Farmer on 1944 and he preceded her in death on June 21, 1974. She was a Teacher for Cutler School, Keene Twp., and the Kent & Ionia Co. School systems until her retirement . She graduated from Lowell High School in 1920; was a member of the Zeta Chapter of Alpha-Beta-Epsilon Sorority; former owner of Hotel Carson, Carson City; member of the Keyboard Club of Lansing; was a piano teacher and lover of music.

She is survived by her grandchildren Joy & David Peyton of Falls Church, VA, Judy Lynn & Johnny Gray of Cherry Log, GA, David & Cathy Wygmans of Newaygo, Michael & Susan Wygmans of Kentwood, 8 great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Elaine Kendall of Kentwood, and her sister-in-law Marie Rickert of Lowel and 4 nieces.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation.

McKinley Funeral Home, Newaygo 231-652-5613. http:\\