Muriel T. Farritor, stalwart of local senior causes, died at her Claremont home on Thursday, July 24. She was 90. She was born Muriel Teeling on June 16, 1927 in Preakness, New Jersey to Muriel (Smith) and Richard F. Teeling. She and her two sisters, Joslyn and Patricia, would all follow in their mother’s footsteps, becoming nurses.
After living 68 of her 91 years in Claremont, Margaret Siler Faust died August 17 from a heart attack.
She was born in Tientsin, China, where her parents were missionaries. Her first language was Chinese. The youngest of five children, her family returned to the US in 1928 when she was 2 years old. She grew up in Oak Park, Illinois.
Her mother earned a college degree, eventually becoming a physician at a time when very few women went to medical school.
Muriel Farritor, 90, died August 24 at her Claremont home after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m., September 1, at Todd Memorial Chapel, 325 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. The public is invited to attend to celebrate her life and contributions to Claremont. The reception will be at 1 p.m. at 640 Occidental Dr., Claremont, following the service. Ms. Farritor’s full obituary will follow in a future edition of the COURIER.