Gilbert Russell Farrell December 13, 1932 - June 06, 2019

June 12, 2019

Gilbert Russell Farrell, age 86, of Shelbina, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Salt River Community Care, in Shelbina, Missouri.

Gilbert was born on December 13, 1932, the son of Dallas Gilbert and Anna Leola (Caldwell) Farrell. He was united in marriage to Karen Ann Pollard on April 20, 1963, in Shelbina, Missouri at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Gilbert was a lifelong farmer. He graduated in 1951 from Shelbina High School. He was a 4-H leader and later received an honorary FFA degree while his boys were still in high school. He liked working on his farm, going to farm sales, watching RFD-TV and the Weather Channel. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attending their activities. He and Karen recently celebrated 56 years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Ann Farrell; four children, Debbie Schmidt (Mark) of Fremont, Nebraska, Gary Farrell of Clarence, Missouri, Mark Farrell (Susan) of Vandalia, Missouri, and Greg Farrell (Tanya) of Winston, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Dustin Bradley (Christy), Brock Farrell (Lauren), Mason Farrell (Angie), Carli Nelson (Shane), Brett Farrell, Morgan Farrell, Kenede Farrell, Maggie Farrell, and Marshall Farrell; five great-grandchildren, Bridget and Connor Bradley, Nash and Huxton Farrell, and Coen Farrell; one brother-in-law, Tom Rash of Shelbina, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters; Bernice Bowling, Dorothy Rash, and Lois Smithey.

A visitation will be held Sunday, June 9, 2019, from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, Missouri. The funeral service will be held Monday, June 10, 2019, at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the Shelbina Cemetery following the service. Memorials may be made to: Neighbors Helping Neighbors of Shelby County or American Cancer Society.