Jeff A. Farrell, of Fishers, Indiana, and formerly of Warsaw, Indiana, lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Ascension St. Vincent Carmel Hospital in Carmel, Indiana at the age of 69.
He was born on July 12, 1953, in Elkhart, Indiana to Mabel Irene Dunfee Farrell and Jack R. Farrell Sr. Jeff was a 1971 graduate of Wawasee High School in Syracuse, Indiana and attended both Manchester College in North Manchester, Indiana and McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. Jeff worked as an engineer for Superior Wood Products in Warsaw for 32 years.
On April 3, 1976, he married the love of his life, Christine Ann Snyder, and would have celebrated their 47th anniversary this month. They were blessed with five children and shared the joy of becoming grandparents multiple times.
Jeff was a wonderful father and loved spending time with his family and especially his children making so many memories on their canoeing trips. He simply enjoyed nature and doing everything outdoors such as feeding birds, mimicking bird and deer calls and he had a keen eye for collecting crinoids. Jeff was very athletic, loved basketball, cycling, hiking state parks, canoeing and kayaking. Always full of energy and never afraid to try new things, he bicycled in BAK (Biking Across Kansas) the annual cross state bicycle tour and the RAGBAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa). Jeff was an unofficial member of the Jeep Club and a fierce ping-pong player. He was a gifted musician and played the Hohner accordion, trumpet, piano harmonica, tin whistle and the guitar! Jeff enjoyed the fellowship of his church family at Legacy Bible Church in Fishers. He dearly loved his family and will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many who will be dearly missed by all.
He leaves behind his wife, Christine Ann Farrell, Fishers, IN; daughter, Bethany (Kyle) Vaughn, Indianapolis, IN; four sons, Brent (Pennylane) Farrell, Zionsville, IN; Kyle (Nicole Ast) Farrell, Indianapolis, IN; Curtis Farrell, Fishers, IN; and Clark Farrell, Fishers, IN. Also surviving are his beloved five grandchildren, Colton, Kylie and Kenzie Vaughn; Delaney and Lucas Farrell; brother, Jack R. (Marcia) Farrell Jr., Noblesville, IN; and two sisters, Jill (Heinz) Grubert, Elkhart, IN; Jennifer Mitchell, Warsaw, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Noah Farrell.
Jeff’s life will be celebrated with a service at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, and officiated by his brother, Jack R. Farrell Jr. A graveside service will follow at Stony Point Cemetery, Atwood, IN. Friends and family may visit prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Memorial donations may be directed to Riley Children’s Foundation, P.O. Box 3356, Indianapolis IN 46206 in honor of his grandson, Noah; or to Wheeler Mission, P.O. Box 2085, Indianapolis, IN 46206.