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Neva Lavone "Nana" Farni

December 31, 1936 — August 27, 2023


Neva Lavone “Nana” Farni, 86 of Dumas passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2023. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, September 1, 2023, at Morrison Memorial Chapel with David Holmes and Betty Mathews officiating. Interment will follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 o’clock to 8 o’clock in the evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors.

Lavone was born on December 31, 1936, in Stillwater, OK to William and Lucinda (Sloan) Swisher. She grew up in Stillwater and graduated from Stillwater High School. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Farni on February 22, 1957, in Elk City and the couple moved to Dumas in 1972 where they made their home. Lavone was a dedicated Christian who loved her Lord and was strong in her faith. A servants heart was the true definition of her. She was an exceptionally good cook who thoroughly enjoyed preparing delicious meals and baked goods for others, food was her love language. Lavone had an ornery streak and loved to laugh; vast majority of memories with her involved a good laugh. Lavone is known by many for her stylish ways and decorating skills. Few may know it but she loved writing poetry and sitting at the piano picking old hymns by ear. Her family, friends, and especially her loving husband will miss her dearly, but are comforted by knowing she is with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


She was preceded in death by her parents; son: Danny; brother: Elsworth; daughter-in-law: Elizabeth Farni.

Lavone is survived by her husband, Kenneth, of the home; daughters: Pamela Silva and husband Gary of Floresville, TX, Daina Riehl of Amarillo, TX; son: Billy Farni of Dumas, TX; sister: Wilma Roark and husband Tom of Stillwater, OK; 10 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, August 31, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Beeson-Morrison Funeral Directors

1015 S Dumas Ave, Dumas, TX 79029

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 1, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Morrison Memorial Chapel

1015 S Dumas Ave, Dumas, TX 79029

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