Mary Kathryn Daniel Farrow, 87, passed away late Sunday, April 21st, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC, due to complications from a sudden illness. Mary was born on July 3rd, 1925 in the small town of Drew Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Myra Daniel, sister Ellen Nourse, brother, Claude Daniel Jr., her many brothers and sisters in law, and her husband of 52 years, Thomas Francis Farrow. Mary was a graduate of Drew High School and the Greenville school of Radiology in Greenville Mississippi. After meeting her husband at a USO dance in Greenville, she moved back to the place of his birth, Durham, NC, and began her career in Radiology at Duke Hospital. The last 40+ years of her career were spent with, what became like family, at the Durham Orthopedic Clinic. Mary was a faithful member of the United Methodist church for her entire life, but spent the last 13 years with her loving church family at Millbrook United Methodist,. where she will be remembered for her kind soul, her gentle spirit, her ever-present smile, and for her faithful remembrance of all occasions with a card. Mostly though, she will be remembered for the warm love of her children and grandchildren, who were truly blessed to have had her.
Mary is survived by her son, Thomas F. Farrow Jr., her daughter and son-in-law, Jo A. and Steven K. Gallivan, her granddaughters, Mary Katherine Stimac, Emma Louise Stimac, and Nicole Michelle Gallivan, all of Raleigh, and her many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and large extended family.
The family will receive friends at a visitation service to be held at Brown Wynne Funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. A funeral service of celebration for her life will be held at Millbrook United Methodist Church on Thursday at 4:00pm, followed by refreshments and a reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Millbrook United Methodist Chruch, 1712 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609, specifically marked for the UMC Youth Mission Trip.
Arrangements by Brown Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609. www.Brownwynne.com