On Tuesday, February 9, 2016 our beautiful wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, niece, aunt, teacher & friend, Heidi (Currens) Farver died. We may smile again, we may even laugh again, but without Heidi in our world, we will never be the same again.

Heidi was born to James and Persis (Nagel) Currens on June 25, 1959. She graduated from Wadsworth High School in 1977 and Baldwin Wallace College in 1981. Heidi married Dennis Farver on April 11, 1981. Together they had a wonderful life in Wadsworth raising their 4 incredible children: Jordyn (now married to Joel Rabe), Zachary (now married to Meghan Emery), Michael (engaged to Jen Healey), and Beau (who dates a very sweet blonde, Kali Deem). About a year ago they welcomed grandson, Brayton Rabe into the family circle. Heidi and Denny were excited with each new addition to the family.

Along with the aforementioned loved ones, Heidi also leaves to cherish her memory her brother Lance Currens and his wife Lisa, with who she and Denny had recently developed a lasting and genuine friendship. Heidi felt this proved that even siblings who may have fought like “cats and dogs” in their youth can really grow up and become good friends. Heidi is also survived by her brother Blake and his wife Tania, along with brothers and sisters-in-law- Ron & Cindy Farver, Bill & Linda Farver, and Tim & Pam Farver. Heidi was preceded in death by her much beloved father & mother-in-law, Walt & Miriam Farver. Many close friends, cousins, aunts and uncles; plus nieces and nephews also mourn her death. She was loved by all who knew her.

Heidi was a member of The Chapel, Akron Campus, where over the years she taught Sunday School, worked in the nursery and was a member of the church choir. Recently, she volunteered for and was the secretary of Meals On Wheels in Wadsworth. Her current and last job outside the home was that of a Title One Tutor for the Wadsworth City Schools. Heidi’s assignment at Isham Elementary had her working with some wonderful people. All that being said, Heidi would tell you that her greatest job was raising her children. She was an incredible mother-full of wisdom and love.

At Heidi’s request, cremation has already taken place. There will be no calling hours. A private family gathering will take place at a date to be determined for a memorial service celebrating Heidi’s life.

People often ask, “What do you need? What can we do?”. Here’s a suggestion: Recall and share your stories of Heidi. In some small way, that will help keep her memory alive. In lieu of flowers, we do have three suggestions to consider-totally optional. First, buy & use Breast Cancer Awareness (US postage) stamps. (They cost a little more, but they are worth it.) Consider donating a children’s book or two in Heidi’s name to the Isham Elementary School library. Finally, in light of Heidi’s tremendous love & compassion for those around her, find someone in your life who you feel has wronged you or somehow slighted you. Make a genuine effort to turn the negative situation into a positive one. If you can, make peace with that individual. That’s what Heidi would have done. We Love her and miss her terribly.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

(Isaiah 41:10 NIV)