Harold L. Farris, 88, of Walton, died Wednesday (March 25, 2015) at the Newton Medical Center.
He was born on January 31, 1927 in Sedan, Kansas, the son of Leo and Ethel Vanderhoof Farris, Sr. Harold was raised in the Sedan area and graduated from Moline High School.
Harold and Bonnie were married on May 24, 1947 in Sedan. They lived for a while in El Dorado before moving to Canada, Kansas in Marion County where they lived for 35 years. Harold and Bonnie moved to Walton a year ago.
For several years Harold had worked in Wichita at the aircraft plants, Boeing, Beech, and Cessna. He had also been a farmer and rancher for many years. He had been a member of the Sedan Saddle Club. Harold was an avid golfer, he hit a “hole in one” at the golf course in Hillsboro. He was still out golfing when he was 84 years old.
Survivors include his wife Bonnie of the home in Walton; daughters Connie Hosford and her husband John of Newton, and Mary Caviale and her husband Paul of Modesto, Calif.; four grandchildren Kandy Olsen and her fiancé Randy Elder of Newton, John Hosford, Jr. and his fiance’ Carrie Johnson of Wichita, John Paul Caviale of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Gina Caviale of Hunt, Tx.; five great grandchildren Kayla Hiebert and her husband Lance of Newton, Jessica Williams and her husband Nathan of Walton; Bailey, Wyatt and Gunner Hosford of Newton; and two great-great grandchildren Emma Hiebert of Newton and Maci Williams of Walton. As well as his long time companion, his Australian Shepherd, Reba.
Harold is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers Leo Farris, Jr., and Billy Dwayne Farris.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday (March 28, 2015) at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday 1pm til 8pm, where the family will receive friends between 6 and 8, and also on Saturday 9am til service time.
A memorial has been established with the Caring Hands Humane Society, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.