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.
Messages & Condolences
Kyra, so sorry for the loss of your dad.
condolences to you and your family.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss.
So sorry about your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I grew up with Betty and new Dick from school. A wonderful couple.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family in this time of sorrow. May you revel in your memories to get you through this tough time.
We’ve lived across the street from Dick for close to 37 years. He and Betty were great neighbors who we could count on whenever we needed anything. We have fond memories of our girls playing together when they were young. It won’t be the same around here without them. Our sincerest sympathy to the whole family.
So sorry to hear about your dad but at least he’s now with your mom. I know this doesn’t help but we know you girls are strong and close and have each other to get through this tough time. We always enjoyed getting together with your family particularly when you girls were younger. Just wanted you to know we are thinking of you.
We had a lot of good times visiting with Dick about hunting and fishing. He will be greatly missed.
Regardless of where we saw him, Dick always had time to stop and visit. We loved seeing his enthusiasm and support as he watched his grandchildren play. Our heartfelt prayers to family and friends, and comfort knowing he is free from pain and suffering.
Enjoyed knowing & working with Dick. I know he will be missed. Thoughts & prayers to his family.
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