Herbert H. Farney

December 20, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.  —  Herbert H. Farney, 84, of 6808 Bardo Road, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 19, at his home, while under the care of his loving family and Lewis County Hospice

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Lowville Baptist Church with Rev. Anthony Bradseth, pastor, and Rev. Evan Zehr officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service in Beaches Bridge Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. 

Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. 

Herb was born on November 6, 1928 in Croghan, NY, a son of the late Webster P. and Alvena E. Farney. He graduated from Lowville Academy in 1947.

He married Berneda Hirschy on Oct. 30, 1951, at the home of the bride’s parents, with Rev. William W. Sawin, Pastor of Lowville Baptist Church officiating. 

He worked on the family farm, and ran the farm in a partnership with his brother, Wilbur, until 1976, and later with his sons, Gary and Stephen. Presently, the farm is owned by his sons, Stephen and Dale.

Mr. Farney was a member of Lowville Baptist Church. He was a member of the National and Lewis County Holstein Association, and a former member of the Lowville Grange and various farm related organizations.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Berneda; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary H. and Karen Farney, Morrisville, Stephen L. Farney, Lowville, and Dale B. and Shannon Farney, Lowville; a sister, Janet Burnham, Lowville; three grandchildren and step-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Two brothers, Wilbur Ross Farney and Paul Webster Farney, twin sisters, Betty and Bessie Farney, and a brother-in-law, Stewart Burnham, all died before him.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lowville Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 7627 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367; or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.

Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.