A Celebration of Life for Dick Farran, 70, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Private inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Farran died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his home.
He was born June 18, 1942, in Parsons, Kan., the son of Charles W. and Edith L. Guy Farran. He attended schools in Parsons. Dick was a cement finisher in the construction industry, and later retired from Hy-Vee. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his two Chihuahuas, Chigger and Sammy.
He married Betty Lou Rhoades on Apr. 21, 1961, in Parsons. She preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2008. Survivors include four daughters, Kim Springer, Lawrence, Shara Basel and husband Rodney, Eudora, Kyra Flummerfelt, Lawrence, and Kellie Farran-Greenwood and husband Tim, Lawrence; a brother, Chuck Farran and wife Sonya, Miami, Okla.; three sisters, Janet Cloke, Baxter Springs, Kan., Charlotte Merrill, Parsons, and Judy Corey, Kansas City; ten grandchildren, Lynly Craig, Morgan Hoss, Michael Braden, Allison Cabay, Brian Braden, Robyn Flummerfelt, Cole and Gavin Greenwood, Zaxary Flaherty, and Preston Greenwood; and seven great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials are suggested to Douglas County Visiting Nurses/Hospice, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.