Elizabeth "Betty" Sheehan Farr
August 13, 1930 – February 6, 2019
February 6, 2019, was a new day dawning as Betty Sheehan Farr worshiped at the feet of her Lord and Savior and opened her arms to a loving welcome from her husband, William E. Farr; her parents, Robert and Fannie Sheehan; and her three brothers, Robert E. Sheehan, William Calloway Sheehan (his first wife, Mildred), and John Wesley Sheehan. A Celebration of Her Life will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Forest Hills United Methodist Church with Dr. Baxter Hurley and Rev. Dianne Sweckard officiating. Burial will be private. The family will greet friends from 10:00 AM until the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1217 Forest Hill Road, Macon, 31210, or Pine Pointe Hospice, 6261 Peake Road, Macon, 31210. Betty was educated and lived in Georgia until she married and followed her husband with their three daughters throughout his military career. After his retirement, they returned to Macon and she began a most satisfying career of 31 years at Mercer University. She was always appreciative to Mercer for the opportunity to serve the students in the Athletic Department as Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director and Eligibility Coordinator. Among her many activities, she especially enjoyed playing Bridge and was a member of the Macon Duplicate Bridge Club and many satellites. She was most appreciative of the TLC shown by her club members. Betty was a member of Forest Hills United Methodist Church where she was a faithful member of the Faithful Friends Sunday School Class, a sustaining member of the Ruth Circle, and had served as Chairman of Older Adult Council. Betty is survived by two daughters, Becky (Roy) Mullis and Beth (Bill) Carswell; brother, Richard Henry Sheehan; granddaughters, Jessica (Matt) Zercher and Kristin Oakes; great grandson, Zac Zercher; sisters-in-law, Clarice Sheehan of Macon, Lottie Sheehan of Marietta, Carol Sheehan of Greenville, SC and Mary Ann Sheehan of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her youngest daughter, Sissy Farr. Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery have charge of arrangements.
- Betty is survived by two daughters, Becky (Roy) Mullis and Beth (Bill) Carswell; brother, Richard Henry Sheehan; granddaughters, Jessica (Matt) Zercher and Kristin Oakes; great grandson, Zac Zercher; sisters-in-law, Clarice Sheehan of Macon, Lottie Sheehan of Marietta, Carol Sheehan of Greenville, SC and Mary Ann Sheehan of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.
Forest Hills United Methodist
1217 Forest Hill Rd., Maon, GA 31210
Pine Pointe Hospice
6261 Peake Road, Macon, GA 31210
- Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019
- Celebration of Life Saturday, February 16, 2019
Elizabeth "Betty" Sheehan Farr
February 15, 2019
Betty Farr was my friend, from the first day I had the privilege of meeting her at Mercer. She always had a way to make you feel special. Betty was the athletic program at Mercer, she did so many different things at the same time with such quality and grace. I never understood how she kept everything running so smoothly until years later when I came to appreciate what a tireless worker she was and just how committed she was to Mercer. I am a better person from our friendship. Thank You Betty.
Donna Sue (Perry) Ellison
February 13, 2019
Beth and Becky,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My love, hugs and prayers coming your way.
February 10, 2019
To the family,
I would like to offer my condolences to you, the family of Betty. I am sorry that you loss your precious loved one. My prayer is that you will find strength in God’s word to help you to endure this tragic loss. Revelation 21:4 tells us that in the future none of us will have to experience the pain and suffering that death brings. May we all look forward to that day when we will see our loved ones again. I am so very sorry.
February 8, 2019
Betty was one of those truly remarkable woman that you feel blessed to have known. She was smart, fiesty, funny, and had an iron clad will and a faith in Jesus that rivals almost everyone I know. She knew Jesus and she immulated Him in all the care and love she gave to others. I know she is walking and talking with Jesus now and experiencing the true joy and love that she deserves. My life is better because I had the great privilege of knowing this very wonderful and loving woman. I love you Betty! ❤️
February 7, 2019
So very sad to hear of Betty's passing. She was a tremendous co-worker and a loyal friend. Karen and I send our deepest sympathies to Becky and Beth. May God give you comfort and peace through this difficult time.