04/29/14 — Muriel Dean Triplett Farrissey, 81, of Sanford, N.C., passed away peacefully Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the UNC Women’s Hospital surrounded by family. Muriel was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Carrie Houck Triplett; brothers, Dennis (Nancy), Charles Jr. (Mary Alice), W. W. “Bill” and Elijah (Peggy) Triplett; and sisters, Eloise (Thornton) Crawford, Burnetta (Nick) Tolar and Helen Calhoun.
She will be remembered for her elegance, grace and kindness to others. Muriel was a bank teller, a school administrator and was crowned Mrs. Warren (Ohio) in 1960.
Muriel is survived by her husband, Dr. William J. Farrissey; sons, Timothy Rucker and wife Connie of Columbus, Ohio, and David Rucker and wife Tonya of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Betty (Billy G.) Wellman; sister in-law, Helen (W. W.) Triplett; brother in-law, Bill (Helen) Calhoun; and grandchildren, Lisa, Jonathan, Christine, Laura, Benjamin and Christopher Rucker.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at the Carolina Trace Country Club, 2100 Country Club Drive in Sanford, NC, 27332. Reception to follow the memorial service.