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Fred Farrier

Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home

McPherson, KS


Fred Farrier, 91, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 9:00 p.m., Thursday, August 29th, while in the company of family members, at McPherson Hospital. Fred was born in Seneca, Missouri on December 18, 1921, a son of Celeste Gertrude (Nutting) and James Fred Farrier.

He attended the Kanwaka country school rural Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kansas in 1941.

Fred was a member of McPherson church of Christ McPherson, Kansas and a former member of the Southside church of Christ in Lawrence, Kansas. He served as a Deacon and then 30 years as an Elder for the Southside church of Christ.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army as a Cpl during WW II. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Silver Service Star, and EAME Ribbon. Fred served in Tunisia, Naples-Foggia Rome-Arno, North Appenines, and Po Valley campaigns and battles with Company B. 40th Bn. He served in Africa and Europe for 33 months.

Fred started working for KP& L in Lawrence, Kansas as a Lineman for three years and was a Line Foreman for thirty-three years before his retirement in 1984.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of Lawrence, Kansas, and a member of the I.B.E.W. Union. Fred enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and being-out-of-doors.

Fred was united in marriage to Ann Laverne Phillips on January 12, 1946 in Baxter Springs, Kansas. The young couple established their first home in Lawrence, Kansas where they lived until 1987 when they moved to McPherson, Kansas.

Surviving family members include -
Loving and devoted wife of over sixty-seven years: Ann Laverne Farrier, of McPherson, Kansas
Children: Peggy Bassham and her husband Mike, of Kilgore, Texas
Kathy Thomas and her husband Greg, of McPherson, Kansas
Dan Farrier and his wife Marsha, of Georgetown, Texas
Sister: Nadine Hadl, of Lawrence, Kansas
Eight grandchildren: Kathleen Demuth and her husband Jeff, of Mansfield, Texas
Stephanie George and her husband Richard, of Greenwood, Arkansas
Susan Heflin and her husband Brian, of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Megan Eck and her husband Stephen, of Edmond, Oklahoma
Reid Thomas and his wife Kem, of Searcy, Arkansas
Sarah Thomas, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Shelley Tindel and her husband Todd, of Round Rock, Texas
Emily Farrier, of Owasso, Oklahoma
12 great-grandchildren: Morgan, Annika, and Lauren Demuth
Riley, Jacob, and Maggie George
Elijah and Meredith Eck
Anna, Josie, and Griffin Thomas
Wes Tindel
Many nieces and nephews
Other relatives and a host of friends

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; by his brothers, David, Reuben, and Don Farrier, and sisters, Geraldine Hadjukavich, Dorothy Rake, Maxine Farrier, and Violet Farrier.

The funeral service will be held at the McPherson church of Christ, McPherson, Kansas, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 2, 2013 with the family officiating.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Memorial Park Cemetery Lawrence, Kansas with military honors presented by members of the Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 American Legion, Lawrence, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to McPherson church of Christ Scholarship Trust and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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