Eugene "Gene" Farrow (1919 - 2013)


Eugene K. 'Gene' Farrow
Eugene K. "Gene" Farrow, 94, of Seymour, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.
Born Dec. 22, 1919, in Huntingburg, he was the son of Travis A. and Sattie M. Sturm Farrow. He was married to Mildred Von Strohe Burbrink on Sept. 25, 1965, in Seymour.
Gene was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, where he was a member of the 749th Railway Operating Unit and served in the Philippines. He was the former owner-operator of Farrow's Market in Princeton. He then was employed by the Indiana Department of Transportation as a civil engineer. He retired in 1992 after 34 years of service. From 1979 until 2012, Gene co-owned Farrow and Huffman Land Surveying Co. Gene loved to play cards, especially bridge. He was a member of Central Christian Church, where he was named elder emeritus in 2006. He was also a member of Elks Lodge 462, a 50-year member of the Jackson Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis and American Legion Post 89.
Survivors include his son, Rodney E. (Charlene) Farrow, Seymour; stepson, Steven (Jean) Kiel, 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 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.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Central Christian Church in Seymour, with the
Rev. Lewis Wright officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery, with military graveside rites provided by American Legion Post 89, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, Disabled American Veterans 47 and Vietnam Veterans 7, all of Seymour.
Visitation will be from
4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Burkholder Funeral Chapel, Seymour, and from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Schneck Medical Center Hospice.
Remembrances and condolences can be shared at
Funeral Home
Burkholder Funeral Chapel
419 N Chestnut Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 522-2517
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Published in Tribune from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26, 2013
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