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Delores Farrell

October 31, 1924 — May 6, 2003

Rossville-Delores C. (Kolterman) Farrell, 88 of Rossville, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at the St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. She was born October 31, 1924 in the Laclede community the daughter of Ewalt and Frances Wilson Kolterman. She grew up in the Laclede community and graduated from Wamego High School. On April 4, 1945 in Atchison, Kansas, Delores was united in marriage to Dennis C. Farrell. They shared over fifty-eight years of marriage before Dennis passed away on May 6, 2003. To this union they shared four children, Tomi Ann, Jayleen, Paris Marie and Denis. Delores and Dennis lived on a farm near Wamego and moved to the Rossville/ St. Marys communities in 1956. Delores was a proud farmer's wife who understood what hard work was all about and took much pride in everything she did. She was always caring for her children and helping Dennis with chores on the farm on a daily basis. In her later years, she was employed for the Unified School District No. 321 as a cook and she took much pride in preparing all those meals for the school kids. Her strong work ethic and loving heart will be missed by her family and friends and her warm spirit will be expressed in all of their daily lives forever... She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dennis; one daughter, Paris Marie Farrell (1956); and two grandchildren, Shawn Perry (1989) and Jacolyn Farrell (2009). Delores is survived by her two daughters, Tomi Ann Morford and Jayleen Farrell both of Topeka, Kansas; one son, Denis Farrell of Valley Center, Kansas; one sister, Henrietta Willey of Oregon; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will follow to the St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery in Wamego. Mrs. Farrell will lie in state from 9:00 until service time Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in care of the Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys Kansas 66536
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