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Ruth Evelyn McFarland

Ruth Evelyn McFarland
  • January 24, 1937 - December 18, 2016
  • Middletown, Ohio

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McFarland, R. Evelyn, age 79, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Hospice of Butler and Warren County. She was born January 24, 1937 in Sandy Hook, KY to David and Jewell (Sparks) Ross. She was a teacher for Middletown City School District and Franklin City School District for 20-25 years, retiring in 1999. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Evelyn is survived by her children, David L. (Liz) McFarland, Suzanne M. (Kenneth) Combs, Stephanie (Paul) Ritchie; grandchildren, Allison Combs, Jordan Combs, Hannah McFarland and Evan Ritchie; step-grandchildren, Katie Hood, Loren Carrell, Casey Carrell, Alyssa (Stephen Minter) Carrell; step-great-grandchildren, Carter Carrell, Bruce Carrell, Loren Carrell Jr., Elizabeth Carrell, Madeline Minter; good friend of 61 years, Barbara Arnett and Smokey the cat. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack McFarland; sister, Lucille Mason. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with Jerry Minor officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Butler and Warren County, 5940 Long Meadow Drive, Franklin, OH 45005 or Warren County Elderly Services, 570 North State Route 741, Lebanon, OH 45036. Condolences may be sent to the family at