Russell Earl "Russ" Farwell

Russell "Russ" Earl Farwell

Memorial services for Russell "Russ" Earl Farwell, 92, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, October, 19, 2013 at Lawrence Bible Chapel. He died Sunday, October 13, 2013 at his home. Russell is donating his body to the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Russell was born May 12, 1921 in Minneapolis, MN the son of Archie W. and Edna (Stein) Farwell.

He served his country in the United States Marine Corp from 1942 – 1945 during WWII in the South Pacific. He worked for the Shawnee Post Office from 1949 until December 1982. He first worked on the Railway mail and later as an accountant. Russ was active in the Lawrence Bible Chapel.

Russ married Doris Brown on May 1943 in Oklahoma. She preceded him in death in February 1982. He later married Mary Lyn (Sommerville) Kress on April 16, 1982 in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Nancy Ramsey, Topeka, KS, Susan Asberry and husband, Tony, Hutchinson, KS; two step daughters, Debi Williams and husband, Sonny, Vienna, MO, Elizabeth Reeder and husband, Stan, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathie Farwell on February 11, 2006; stepson, Guy Kress on August 30, 2000; brother, Robert Farwell; and sister, Phyllis.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in his name to Lawrence Bible Chapel and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Oct. 15, 2013