Larry N. Farwell of Beardstown Dies

Larry Neil Farwell, 12, son of Leslie A. and Leta K. Monger Farwell, was found at about 3:39 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 1989, in the garage of the family home in Beardstown.

Police Chief Bob Flood said a rope was apparently used over an area in the ceiling of the garage. An autopsy revealed death was caused by strangulation.

He was born Aug. 30, 1977, in Beardstown, a son of Leslie A. and Leta Monger Farwell. They survive.

Also surviving are two brothers, Jim Farwell of Havana and Don Farwell, at home; paternal grandparents, Louis and Janie Farwell of Rushville; maternal grandmother, Lylus Monger of Beardstown; paternal great-grandmother, Ocie M. Hughes of Beardstown; maternal great-grandmother, Opal Farthing of Swaledale, Iowa; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jim Monger.

He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Beardstown and a 7th grade student at Beardstown Junior High School.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Jim Beaty officiating. He will be taken to the church at 2:30 p.m. to lie in state until time of service.

Burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Parent Action Team or to Beardstown Little League Association.

Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/27/1989

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