Corine R. Farrar, veteran Richmond educator, dies at 90
3/26/2020, 6 p.m.
Veteran Richmond educator Corine Ransom Farrar was best known for helping elementary students master arithmetic and the rudiments of algebra.
For 39 years, primarily as a Title I math instructor, Mrs. Farrar worked with students at the former Whitcomb Court and Maury elementary schools and Patrick Henry Elementary School to teach them how to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Her students often won a then-popular Richmond Public Schools “Math Wiz” citywide competition.
A native of Norfolk and a graduate of Elizabeth City State University, Mrs. Farrar died Friday, March 6, 2020. She was 90.
Family and friends celebrated her life during a service Saturday, March 14, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel in North Side.
Outside of school, Mrs. Farrar loved to travel, bowl and play bid whist.
She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, The Drifters, The Wednesday Girls and The Birthday Friends.
Mrs. Farrar attended, at various times, St. Peter Baptist Church and Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries.
Survivors include her daughter, Kim Y. Farrar, and two granddaughters.