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February 15, 2014

Lola Muriel (Easton) Farrell

CASEY, Ill. — Lola Muriel (Easton) Farrell, 100 years of age, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Ill. Lola was born April 7, 1913, on a farm in Clarke County, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Amy (Carlen) Easton. She married James P. Farrell on April 21, 1939.  

Lola was a homemaker who loved gardening and baking. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Casey and past president of the Rebecca Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years; her parents; three brothers, Charles, Wayne and Clifford Leon Easton; two sisters, Doris Easton and Hazel (Easton) Canniff; two stepbrothers, Robert and Fred Wolfe; and one stepsister, Freda Wolfe.

Lola is survived by her son, William (Carol) Farrell of Casey; her daughter, Marilyn (David) Stopek of Highland Park, Ill.; seven grandchildren, William Farrell, Peg Fannin, Michael (Christina) Farrell, Mary (Mike) Applegate, Sarah (Scott) Hirsch, Amanda  (Alan) Brooks, and Shayna (Mark) Fullarton; 14 great-grandchildren, William Farrell (Rachel Martin), James Farrell, Megan (Blair) Klimek, Anna Fannin (Marcus Jones), Kelly McNamara, Nathaniel Farrell, Dillon (Crystal) Farrell, Zachary Farrell, Colleen Farrell, Kathleen Farrell, Cecilia (Timothy) Colwell, Ian Applegate, Harry Hirsch and Sidney Fullarton; and six great-great-grandchildren, Patrick and Liam Klimek, Jacob Boldi, William McNamara, Jack and Kane Farrell.

Her funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. CST on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 North Central Ave., in Casey, with the Rev. Jon McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Street Cemetery, Casey. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Casey Health Care Center, 100 NE Fifteenth St., Casey, IL 62420. To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit:

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