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Rolland E. “Rod” Farrington
Rolland E. “Rod” FarringtonFlagRolland E. “Rod” Farrington, age 86 of West Mansfield, died Sunday, September 12, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born August 5, 1924 in Richwood to the late Louie and Frances (Linn) Farrington.  He married the former Jean Eastman at their former home on Osborne Road and she survives in West Mansfield.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II.  A farmer all his life, he was also a truck driver and heavy equipment operator.  He loved motorcycles and could fix anything with an engine.

Rod was as fun-loving as the day is long, but his life was chock full of family and friends because Rod valued people more than anything else in life.  Although he had two daughters he adored, Rod was like a father to many, especially his dear friend and neighbor, Kurt (Gertie) Lausecker and family.  His sincere loyalty, generosity, laughter and love of life were shared with his wife of 35 years, Jean.  Rod’s life was an example of what truly matters most, family and friends, and his legacy will continue to inspire all that knew him.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Rhonda (Glen) Wright, Orland Park, Illinois and their daughter, Ashley Wright; Barbara (Monty) Kilfian, Huntsville and their daughter, Tahnee (Bob) Hales, and their children, Keatin and Kennae Hales; a step-son, Mark (Sabra) Kemp, Raymond and their children, Noah Kemp and his son, Jackson James Kemp; and Logan (Alicia) Rife and their daughter, Kailee; a step-daughter, Joyce (Mike) Cameron, Mt. Home, Arkansas and their son, Cole Cameron; two brothers, Robert (Vivian) Farrington Sanford, Florida; Richard (Dorothy) Farrington, Longwood, Florida; two sisters, Marilyn (Tom) Pugh and Sue (Floyd) Carpenter, both of West Mansfield and a sister-in-law, Pat Farrington, Richwood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a step-son, Terry Kemp; a granddaughter, Tonia Kilfian and a brother, Brad Farrington.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 17, 2010 at 10:30 AM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Jerry McQueen officiating.  Pallbearers will be George Harshfield, Roger Pugh, Dan Carpenter, Don Carpenter, Charlie Wall, Nick Wall Jr, Michael Grose and Larry Farrington with Daniel Lauseker serving as honorary pallbearer.  He will be buried in York Cemetery next to his mother.  Military honors will be provided by Richwood Area Veterans.  Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM on Thursday.

Memorial gifts may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P. O. Box 613, Marysville, OH  43040 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com





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#1 from: Rev.Dr.Randy Cheney & Regina North
Richwood
drcheney@yahoo.com Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 11:02 AM

How fortunate we are to share the mortal lives of others. Never knowing who will be the next called Home. Revel in the ability to have shared Rod's earthly existence. Rejoice that our Lord and Master has sent for him, for his heavenly life will be filled with nothing but joy and happiness, leaving behind all aches & pains. Our deepest sympathy for all, Dirk & Gina



#2 from: Karen Elaine Temple Landon
Byhalia
selpmet@yahoo.com Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 3:48 PM

All the Farrington Family.
  In this time of sadness may you see God in the faces of friends, hear him in their voiced, feel Him in the touch of their hands. My Deepest Sympathy.  Elaine



#3 from: Susan Garwick Slagle
Thornville, OH
susangarwick@yahoo.com Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 9:29 PM

Remembering a friend with heartfelt sympathy. Susan



#4 from: Angela Phipps
Mt Victory, Oh
phppsngl@yahoo.com Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 10:47 PM

may god be with all of you at your time of sorrow..



#5 from: Scott Culwell
 
scott.culwell@naturepure.us Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Rod was one of a kind - I had the privilage to know him for may years.  His honesty and thoughtfulness will be missed.  My fondest memory was when he overturned a pan during excavation of the Daylay Farm 3 facility.  Fearing the worst we approached and got him out of the pan - to our suprise he said "Get it on its feet so I can go back to work"  What a great work ethic.

You will be missed.

Sincerely,
Scott Culwell



#6 from: Traci Ferguson-Hendrickson
Marion Illinois
tlh1023@yahoo.com Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 7:31 PM

I've learned that good-byes will always hurt, pictures will never replace having been there, memories good and bad will bring tears, and words can never replace feelings of despair.
I will have fond memories of my Uncle Rod, Always a joy to be around, a smile on his face a storie to tell, and some teasing to do. He will be missed by all that had the priveledge to know him. Rest In Peace Great Uncle Rod.




#7 from: Steve Brown
Richwood
No email Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Barb:  I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's death.  You and your family are in my prayers.



#8 from: Sue (Waugh) Wright
 
Wwcajw@aol.com Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Please know all of you are in our thoughts at this time of sadness. Nearie Waugh & family



#9 from: Joan, Ed, Rosalie and the Plaza Inn gang
Plaza Inn Restaurant
plazainn@plazainn.net Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 2:59 PM

You have our sympathies.  May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace.



#10 from: Daniel Lausecker
Colorado
dan.lausecker@gmail.com Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Rod was one of the greatest people I knew. He was a friend, neighbor, and like grandpa to me. I always knew Rod as a happy, and caring guy. He would always want to know what was going on in my life and was interested in what I was doing. One of the best memories I have of Rod as a younger child was going over to his house with Sandra to eat candy and drink pop and laugh. He would always tell us great stories and I always loved to listen to him. And I remember what a great man he was to my family and his family. I will never forget Rod.



#11 from: LEE SHALGOS
HINSDALE IL
SHALGOSL@AOL.COM Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 6:16 PM

HAVING JUST RECEIVED NOTICE THAT ROD PASSED AWAY, PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES AND REGRET.  THOUGH NOT HAVING BEEN IN TOUCH WITH ROD IN THE RECENT PAST, I NEVERTHELESS HAVE VERY FOND MEMORIES OF HIM AND THE ENTIRE FARRINGTON FAMILY.  HIS WONDERFUL SPIRIT AND LOVE OF LIFE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY THOSE WHO KNEW HIM BECAUSE HE WAS SOMEONE WHO MADE EVERYONES LIFE A LITTLE BETTER.  R.I.P.



#12 from: Greg  Lukas
vinstra, norway
ultrajet3@aol.com Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 1:55 AM

It was my honor to know Rod, and I look forward to the day I will meet up with him again.To all the family whom have always treated me so kind  I give you my sympathy and prayers..
Greg Lukas




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