OBITUARY

Ralph McFarland

May 4, 1945March 28, 2014
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Ralph McFarland, 68, of Connersville, died Friday morning, March 28, 2014, at his residence.

A Connersville native, Ralph was born May 4, 1945 to Marshall and Rheba Gabbard McFarland. He attended Harrisburg High School and had been employed at Design and Manufacturing for over 29 years. Ralph was a knife collector and collected coins. He enjoyed camping, working in the yard and was an avid college basketball fan, especially Indiana University. Ralph loved his family, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

Ralph is survived by his wife, the former Marcia Pruet whom he married July 17, 1964 in Connersville; two daughters: Gail Steele and her companion, Mark Wicker of Connersville; Lori Venable and her husband, Mike of Everton; three grandchildren: Desiree Bunch and her husband, Brandon; Tyler Steele, Dylan Steele, all of Connersville; his great-granddaughter: Brynlee Grace Bunch; his Mother: Rheba McFarland of Connersville; a sister: Edith James and her husband, Ed; two brothers: Carl McFarland and Rick McFarland, all of Connersville; nieces and nephews.

Ralph was preceded in death by his Father, two children: Lyle McFarland and Lisa McFarland; a brother: Tolbie McFarland and a sister: Judy Musselman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Rev. Robert E. Lee of Connersville, officiating. Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday where memorial contributions may be to the CHS Spartan Football Program. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, March 31, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 1, 2014

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
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John & Rose McFarland

April 2, 2014

We are truly sorry for your loss and our hearts and prayers are with you.

chase pope

March 31, 2014

Pappy was a very good man, he has been in our family basically all of my life ever since Tyler and Drake met in 7th grade. He always respected people for who they were and he didn't hesitate to help anyone in need. He loved to work on his truck a lot. He will be missed very much not just by his family but by mine also, I pray for all if his family and I will always be here if yo,u need anything. R.I.P pappy.

Susie Marowski

March 31, 2014

Rheba and family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I went to high school with Ralph and he was always a happy go lucky kind of guy. I got to know most of the McFarland family and know how tight you all of you are, and I know Ralph will be missed by many.
Love, Susie (Frank) Marowski

Susie Marowski

March 31, 2014

Rheba and family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I went to high school with Ralph and he was always a happy go lucky kind of guy. I got to know most of the McFarland family and know how tight you all of you are, and I know Ralph will be missed by many.
Love, Susie (Frank) Marowski

Abbey Popr

March 31, 2014

We are so very sorry..pappy was a great man could always put a smile in your face he always enjoyed sitting on the deck with his family! he would always call Drake radio that was his nickname for him never knew why but it was so funny~ a lot of good memories~ you will be missed very much~

March 30, 2014

Dear Aunt Rheba and family. I want to extend the Fox family condolences. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Dallas Fox
Murfreesboro, TN

Janet Barrett

March 30, 2014

Rick and family we are so sorry for you loss. I didn't know Ralph as good as you Rick .While this is a loss to you and your family there is now another angel at work over seeing the rest of the family. God works in strange ways. I will keep you all in my prayers.!! So sorry for your loss.
Art & Janet Barrett

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