VeteranLouis Farwell

Louis FarwellLouis L. Farwell, 95, of Rushville died at 9:45 p.m. March 26, 2013, at Heritage Manor in Mount Sterling.

He was born Jan. 24, 1918, in Astoria, a son of William Darius and Rose Workman Farwell. He married Gertrude "Janey" Hughes on May 31, 1941, in Kahoka, Mo. She preceded him in death on Feb. 1, 2011.

He also was preceded in death by one grandson, Larry Farwell; three sisters, Betty Hulvey, Ina Curless and an infant; and five brothers, Dean, Billy, Arthur, Philip and an infant.

Surviving are one son, Les (and Terri) Farwell of Beardstown; two daughters, Connie (and Tom) Whorton of Maricopa, Ariz., and Janice Beams of Virginia; one sister, Wanda Landes of Beardstown; six grandchildren; one step grandchild; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving from 1942-45 with a rank of Staff Sgt. He was in the 358th Airdrome Squadron, working as an Airplane Armorer.

He was a truck driver for Teamsters Local of Springfield.

He was a member of Teamsters Local of Springfield and a lifetime member of Beardstown VFW Post 1239.

Graveside services were held Saturday at Browning Cemetery with full military rites provided by Beardstown VFW Post 1239 with Pastor Joseph Eckman officiating. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/3/2013

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