Leitha Farwell, 82, Lyndon: May 13, 1936 – Sept. 7, 2018

LYNDON, Kan. – Leitha Farwell, 82, passed away on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City, Kan. She was born on May 13, 1936, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Wilbur and Clara Tunis Light.

Leitha grew up in Dunlap, Ill., and lived in Peoria, Ill., and Topeka and Lyndon, Kan. The last four years she has wintered in Venice, Fla., and summered in Lyndon.

Leitha had worked for UPS in Ottawa for 24 years in the accounting department; she then worked for Neosho County Community College in Ottawa. She was a member of the Lakeside Lutheran Church, in Florida, and the Lutheran Women’s Guild.

On Jan. 22, 1955, Leitha was united in marriage to Ronald G. Farwell, in Peoria.

Leitha was preceded in death by her husband, Ron, on March 17, 2014; her parents, Wilbur and Clara; and a younger sister and brother, Carole and Billy.

Leitha is survived by her five children, Ronald K. Farwell, Venice, Fla., Robert Farwell, Lyndon, Michael Farwell, Lawrence, Kan., Laurie Bunker, Osage City, and Letha Farwell, Overland Park, Kan.; and 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild on the way.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Lyndon Carnegie Library, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences for the family may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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