Obituaries

Colleen Gromer Farren 1915 - 2011 Osage Beach, Mo.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Sunday Oct. 16, 2011, for Colleen Gromer Farren, 96, at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Mrs. Farren died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in Osage Beach, Mo.
She was born Jan. 20, 1915, in Eufaula, Okla., the daughter of Oliver J. and Emma Ida (Eckelkamp) Lewallen. She was a graduate of Wyandotte High School’s Class of 1933, and was secretary of the WHS Class of 1933 Alumni. She was a volunteer for Plaza Towers Area Agency of Aging and worked as a secretary for Plaza Towers for many years. She also served on the United Resident Council. She worked for John Deere Company for 31 years. Her husband, Dale A. Farren, preceded her in death in 1975. Her son, Robert D. Gromer Jr, and her brother, OJ Lewallen, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Kirkpatrick, Eldon, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Virgene Gromer, Shawnee; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 8822 Parallel, Kansas City, KS. For online condolences, go to quisenberryfh.com.