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Obituary: Eugene A. "Gene" Farrow, Seymour


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Eugene K. “Gene” Farrow, 94, of Seymour, IN, passed away at Covered Bridge Health Campus on Monday, December 23, 2013. Gene was born December 22, 1919, in Huntingburg, IN, the son of Travis A. and Sattie M. Sturm Farrow. He was married to Mildred Von Strohe Burbrink on September 25, 1965, in Seymour.

Gene was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Philippines with the U.S. Army as a member of the 749th Railway Operating Unit. He was former owner-operator of Farrow’s Market in Princeton, IN. Gene was then employed by the Indiana Department of Transportation as a civil engineer, retiring in 1992 after 34 years of service. From 1979 until 2012, Gene co-owned Farrow and Huffman Land Surveying Company.

Mr. Farrow was a member of Central Christian Church where he was named Elder Emeritus in 2006. He was also a member of Elks Lodge No. 462, a 50-year member of Jackson Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis and American Legion Post  No. 89. He loved to play cards, especially bridge.

He is survived by his son, Rodney E. (Charlene) Farrow of Seymour; a stepson, Steven (Jean) Kiel of Seymour; grandchildren, Jonathan (Adrienne) Farrow, Angela (Jo) Kiel-Hendrix and Michael (Teri) Kiel; great-grandchildren, Prader Kiel, Justice Hendrix and Elleigh Kiel; two sisters, Marjorie Dougan and Marie Robb; and a special friend, Martha Young.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Marsha Gay Farrow; two grandchildren, Jennifer Jill Farrow and Amy Leigh Farrow; two brothers, James and John Basil Farrow; and two sisters, Elsie Morris and Dorothy French.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Central Christian Church, where Rev. Lewis Wright will officiate. Visitation will be at Burkholder Funeral Chapel in Seymour on Friday, December 27, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Masonic services will be held on Friday at 4 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour, with military graveside rites provided by American Legion No. 89, V.F.W. Post  No. 1925, D.A.V. No. 47 and Vietnam Veterans No. 7, all of Seymour.

Memorials can be made to Schneck Medical Center Hospice.

Remembrances and condolences can be shared at www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.

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