Betty J. Farrell

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Farrell, Betty J. a loving wife, a dedicated mother and a full-time homemaker, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 surrounded by her family. Betty was born in Oxford, PA. on July 11, 1935. She attended Antioch College where she met and married David C. Farrell. The two were married for 63 years, had three children and moved to St. Louis in 1975 when David was named the president of May Department Stores. Betty loved her family dearly and spent countless hours on the development, education and well being of her children. She enjoyed reading and was an active member in several book clubs. She loved music and was a long time subscriber to the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra concerts. She also loved to sing, particularly Christmas carols and patriotic songs. She always knew all the words. Betty loved to garden. She was always happiest in her blue jeans working in her garden with her much loved and trusted German Shepherds: Rover, Felix, and Maxwell. She was a gifted photographer, who captured hundreds of images of flowers, trees, and plants here, and in Nantucket and Florida. Betty served on the board of Saint Patrick's Center, which serves the homeless. Over the years, she turned out countless casserole dinners in service to this cause. For many years, she also delivered meals for Meals on Wheels of Greater St. Louis. Betty served on the Missouri Botanical Garden's Sub-district Commission and on the National Council of Washington University's Libraries. She was a member of the Friends Committee of the Saint Louis Art Museum. Betty and her husband have been generous supporters of the Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis Symphony, Saint Louis Art Museum, the Missouri Botanical Garden, United Way and many other civic and charitable organizations. She was a loving grandmother and enjoyed her four grandsons and their visits. Betty was a great cook and loved fixing them their special requests and holiday dinners. Betty is survived by her husband, David; their children Mark Farrell (Mary) of Dallas, Lisa Heller (John) of Clayton, and David Farrell (Hélène) of St. Louis; and four grandsons, Theodore Farrell and William Farrell of Dallas, Christopher Heller of Clayton, and George Farrell of St. Louis; and her brother, Samuel Ross of Marcus Hook, PA. The family acknowledges and expresses its deep appreciation and gratitude to Shannon Venezia, Kasia Migdalska, Mary Routier, Jola Kaczmarek, and Violet Lane for their loving care of Betty during her long illness and to Dr. Mary Kiehl, who treated Betty with great skill, kindness and love and to the other Washington University doctors that cared for her. Our special thanks to the staff at Evelyn's House, who cared for Betty so skillfully and passionately during her final days. Services: The family will receive friends at a reception at the St. Louis Country Club from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. The funeral and interment will be private. Contributions In Betty's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University, 4488 Forest Park Blvd., St Louis, Mo. 63108 or to a . A SERVICE OF THE LUPTON CHAPEL

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Nov. 11 to Nov. 16, 2018
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