Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Beverly Ann (Foster) Farwell 1939-2005

Beverly Ann Farwell was one of three children born to the union of Beulah Murl (Crossland) Foster and the late Clarence Earl Foster. She was born December 31, 1939 in Waynesville, Missouri, where she grew up and graduated from high school.

Beverly enjoyed growing up in Waynesville during the 1950's. She felt safe and protected, and developed many friendships that endured her entire lifetime. She held fond memories of her father teaching her and several of her friends to swim in the very cold big spring.

At the age of 12, Beverly accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized. Her strong and steadfast faith carried her throughout her life. Beverly was a faithful, active member of the First Christian Church of Waynesville. She loved her church and her church family.

Beverly married James Minor Farwell on August 16, 1985 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Beverly and Jim shared four wonderful years together before he preceded her in death on September 26, 1989.

For several years, Beverly worked at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood, as a medical clerk for civil service. But her favorite job was working at Hallmark. She enjoyed meeting all of the customers and working with her boss, Lisa. Beverly loved her family, friends, her animals and helping people. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross, the Waynesville library and Reach to Recovery.

Beverly lost her battle with cancer, but won her victory with Jesus the afternoon of April 13, 2005 at her home in Waynesville, Missouri, at the age of 65 years, 3 months and 13 days.

She will be very greatly missed by her mother: Beulah Foster of Waynesville, Missouri; her precious daughter: Kim Thibeault of Corning, New York; one brother: Dennis Foster of Rolla, Missouri; one sister: Barbara Sena of Hot Springs, Arkansas; two granddaughters: Abby Turner and Shellie Walters; two great-grandsons: Jacob and Kyle Serdula; two nieces; four nephews; step-son: Joey Farwell of Springfield, Missouri; several other relatives and many dear friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 16, 2005 in the Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Danny Graves and Virgil White officiating. Soloist Becky Lercher sang "Even In The Valley", "When Jesus Speaks Peace" and "Serenaded By Angels". Serving as escorts were Mike Fleming, Michael Fleming, Mike Foster, Tom Gullett, Jerry Nelson and Chuck Thompson. Serving as honorary escorts were Phil Hayes, Roy Nichols, Dave Teufel and Ellis Wallace.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested in memory of Beverly Farwell to the Make A Wish Foundation or the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and may be left at Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

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