Richard Merle “Unc” Farney Jr.

Death 19 Jun 2014 (aged 63)
Burial Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 131662380 View Source
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Richard Merle Farney Jr., 63, made his final journey June 19, 2014, with his resting place Heaven. Richard was a devoted son and loving brother and affectionately known as Uncle or "Unc" by his nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by: his father, Richard Merle Farney, and his sister, Lynne Chappell. He is survived by his mother, Margie Farney of Hutchinson, Kan.; his brother, Rudy Farney (Diane) of Hutchinson, Kan.; and sisters, Kay Root (Jon) of Bainbridge Island, Wash., Anne Farney of Phoenix, Ariz., and Beth Roe (Jim) of Yuma, Ariz.; as well as six nieces and four nephews. Richard loved nature and was passionate about plants and flowers, making it fitting that he chose landscaping as his profession. He lovingly designed and cared for the landscaping of the family home, which has been admired by many passers-by for years. It was not unusual to see someone walking in the yard, looking at some of his flowers or unusually stunning plants. So many of his customers and clients have shown concern once they learned he was ill, serving as testament to the impact of his kind and gentle spirit. Clearly, he touched many people and has left his footprint. Richard devoted himself to be the best caregiver of aging parents. He served his country with military service in the United States Army as a sergeant, spending 14 months in Vietnam. Likely unknown to many, he had seen and appreciated much of the world and other cultures, having traveled to Hong Kong, Australia, South America, Mexico, and more. He shall be missed by many. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson, with Jimie Wray-Mead presiding. Burial will follow in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson, with military honors conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, with family to receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., at Elliott Mortuary. The casket will be closed. Memorial contributions may be made to Cause for Paws or Dillon Nature Center, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501

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