Marion Joseph Farren

May 13, 1917June 4, 2013

FARREN, Marion Joseph, age 96 passed away at Trinity Community in Beavercreek,Tuesday June 4th 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife Ethel Rea of 67 years. A daughter Sherry, daughter-in-law Nancy, grandson Michael, granddaughter Amy, brother Jay and sister Joann Moore. He is survived by his son Joseph Farren, daughter Susan (Mike) Magee of Huber Heights, son-in-law Bill Miller of Xenia, sister June (Harry) Stillwell of Kettering, brother Arnold Farren at the Otterbein home. Grandchildren : Beth (chet) Anderson , Bob Karl,Meg (Dave) Roalef, Jonell (Matt) Haupt,Jeff (Kathee) Miller, Christine and Andrew Magee. 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. Also several nieces and nephews. Marion was a veteran of WWll. He helped liberate one of the death camps, received a Purple Heart, was awarded European Theatre Service Metal with 3 Bronze Stars. He was a long time member of Greenmont Oak Park community church, a long time resident of Greenmont Village. He loved music, fishing, RVing, watching car races and most of all family events. Marion will be greatly missed. Funeral Service 2 pm Thursday June 13th at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. (Beavercreek Chapel) Friends may call from 1 pm til time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Rev. Dr. Robert Smitley officiating. Interment Beavertown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Trinity Community Benevolent Fund in Marion’s name.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 13, 2013

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June 15, 2013

Joe: I am so sad to learn of the death of your father. I always looked forward to seeing the two of you during tax season. He was a real gentleman and one of the greatest generation of WWII veterans. He will be missed by all. Jim Falter

Lisa Wygant

June 13, 2013

Uncle Marion was a precious and dear person. I always loved being around him because of his gentle disposition. I had no idea he was also a HERO, having served our country the way he did. God bless him and his loved ones he leaves behind. I know he's with Mom Mom now...I will miss him.

Lisa Wygant

Linda Jo Stillwell

June 13, 2013

I know that mom (June) is sad because she cannot make it to Marion's service. She is recovering from a broken hip and is in rehab now. But I know she has wonderful memories of her oldest brother! She hung out with Marion and Ethel often! It's sad for us when our loved ones leave this earth, but we have the Promise in Him that we will see them again. His Peace and Love I pray for all of you!

Marilyn Mulvaney Streeter

June 12, 2013

Dear Joe and Susie, Our family was blessed being neighbors with your family; your folks nurtured and inspired me. Just know your Dad is having a glorious reunion right now!

Jen Ratay

June 11, 2013

Dear Susan & Family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear father. I know he was a dear man & will be missed. You now have a special angel watching over all of you.
Jen Ratay

Robert Mott

June 11, 2013

To the family of Marion Joseph Farren,

Having worked with Marion Farren's son, Joe, at the University of Dayton for many years, I came to know a little about the wonderful family life of the Farren family. It is good that Mr. Farren's children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were able to know him for so long a time as he lived for 96 years. I send my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Bob Mott
University of Dayton