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Linn County News

Published Feb. 26, 2020


Marion Earl Farley, age 86, Grandview, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He was born on Aug. 25, 1933, in Ottawa, Kan., the son of Homer and Cleo (Cox) Farley, who preceded him in death.

Marion was a graduate of Prescott High School, class of 1951. On Aug. 8, 1954, at the Elm Spring Baptist Church in Elm, Mo., he was united in marriage to Carmin (Carlyle) Farley. Following high school, he attended the Kansas City Bible College, presently Calvary Bible College. Marion accepted the Lord as his savior at age 17. He had been a Sunday school teacher for adult classes and had been a deacon in the past at two different churches. He and his wife Carmin had been to Israel twice, and he loved the Jewish people. Marion was a good father to his daughter, a great grandfather to his grandchildren, and a wonderful husband to his wife.

Marion’s passion was working in sales. He was a sales representative of office products for over 30 years and was recognized as top salesman while employed with Royal Typewriter.

He is survived by his wife Carmin (Carlyle) Farley of the home; daughter Jacki (Farley) Smith of Raytown, Mo.; and grandchildren Amber Smith and Alex Smith.

Comments from fellow employees of LabCorp: “Marion Farley presents a good appearance for our organization, a wonderful person.” “A good father figure.” “Helpful, and kind.” “Totally nice.” “Soft spoken, well mannered.” “Easy to talk to.” “Friendly.” “Is so sweet when he talks about his wife.”

Funeral services were scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at the Abundant Life Church, 414 Persels Road, Lee’s Summit, Mo., with Rev. Pat Koontz officiating.

Interment was to take place at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at the Elm Spring Cemetery, 570 N.W. 1601st Road, Kingsville, Mo.

Pallbearers named were Jon Barnhill, Andy Stanbridge, Don Roberts, Alex Smith, Clint Carlyle and Tom Brown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Campbell-Cast Funeral Home, Holden, Mo.


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