Robert William Farwell, 67, Lyndon: Oct. 4, 1956 – Feb. 14, 2024 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Robert William Farwell, 67, Lyndon: Oct. 4, 1956 – Feb. 14, 2024

LYNDON, Kan. – Robert William Farwell, 67, peacefully passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, surrounded by loved ones at his home near Lyndon, Kan., after his hard fought battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 4, 1956, the son of Ronald and Leitha (Light) Farwell, at Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kan.

Rob spent most of his life in the Lyndon community. He graduated in 1974 from Lyndon High School. After graduation, he worked for Norm’s Plumbing and Heating and then Curley’s Plumbing and Heating until he was hired on with the Santa Fe Railroad in May 1977. One of his proudest accomplishments during his career with the railroad was being one of the team members that helped create the one and only hydrogen fuel powered Locomotive. He retired from the railroad in October 2016.

In 1976, Rob was married to Ruth Gourley, they later divorced. On Oct. 31, 1984, Rob married Lynda Frances Sloop, in Miami, Okla.

During his lifetime in the Lyndon community, Rob was very involved with his children’s activities, spending countless hours helping with baseball and softball in recreational leagues and tournaments. He helped begin Lyndon’s first recreational soccer team, and was a coach and a true loud voice supporter of our Lyndon athletes. Rob was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church. He loved to hunt and especially loved to spend time on the water fishing.

Rob was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Leitha; a niece, Lesley Fry Berner; and a great-niece, Korryn Hoffman.

Rob is survived by his loving wife, Lynda, of nearly 40 years; four children, Travis Farwell (Sharna Crow), of Holton, Kan., Tangela (Chris) Moore, Lyndon, Scott (Morgan) Farwell, Lyndon, and Skylar (Kelsey) Farwell, Prairie Village, Kan.; two granddaughters, Kierly and Kynley Moore; two brothers, Ronald (Anita) Farwell, Venice, Fla., and Mike (Glenda) Farwell, Osage City, Kan.; two sisters, Laurie (Jeff) Bunker, Osage City, and Letha (Nina) Farwell, Overland Park, Kan.; many nephews, nieces, extended family; and many loved and cherished friends.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services and inurnment will be in the Lyndon Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Robert Farwell Memorial Fund, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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