Elizabeth M Farley

October 17, 1944April 21, 2023
Obituary of Elizabeth M Farley
Elizabeth Hein Farley, known as Betsy to friends and family, passed away peacefully in the early hours of Friday, April 21, 2023 in Richmond, Virginia at the age of 78. Betsy was born and raised in Tell City, Indiana, but spent her adult life in Kentucky, primarily Lexington. Betsy and her late husband, Dan, who passed away in 2015, moved to Ashland, just outside of Richmond, in 2013 to be closer to their daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband and her brother, Chuck Hein, and leaves behind her two sisters, Nancy and Mary, her two daughters, Carrie and Alison, her grandson Noah Grate, and so many dear friends and colleagues who will all miss her greatly. Betsy lived a life committed to civic service; she dedicated her professional life to the state of Kentucky serving as Director of Child Care Services, preceded by doing policy analytics for KY Children's Health Insurance Program, which was preceded by her being the Executive Director for the Commission on Human Services Collaboration. She served the state government in several roles prior to those and also had worked for the University of Kentucky in different capacities over the years she spent living in central KY from 1972 to 2013. Betsy also served her community outside of her professional life through her tireless volunteer efforts. Her work for the democratic party of Fayette County, KY and later in Hanover County, VA was particularly important to her. Betsy was also a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Ann's church in Ashland, VA at the time of her passing. Betsy also had a rich life full of interests she shared with family and friends. She loved the arts, travel, her dogs, and trying and cooking foods from different cultures. Her adventurous spirit took her around the world and all over our own beautiful country. She was an amazing travel companion and was proud of her full, well lived life. Carrie and Alison have a wealth of wonderful memories to share to keep her spirit alive. Plans will be made for a memorial service in the near future and masses will be said in her memory. We, as her daughters, feel certain that she would love to be remembered and have her life celebrated if any of you feel so moved to request a mass be said for her at your church. Donations could also be made to your local humane society or the FSHD society in her name if you would like to honor her life that way. So many memories of amazing adventures 💛

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