City of Stow Ohio Names Lodge in Honor of Soror Leona Farris

October 25, 2021

Farris is a Diamond soror and centenarian who has blazed a historic trail across Ohio, from being among the students to integrate residence halls at The Ohio State University, becoming one of the first Black families to live in Stow with her husband and children, being the first female African American associate professor at the University of Akron, to being a charter member of Zeta Theta Omega Chapter and hosting the ceremony in her home.

We cherish and honor Soror Farris and send love and cheers to her from across the Great Lakes Region on her continued accomplishments at the age of 104. As she is quoted as saying, “You have to do three things: eat right, exercise and do something for somebody else.”