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Jim McFarling

James D McFarling, age 72, passed away at 4:53 am, Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Galena Nursing Center, Galena, KS following an illness.

Mr McFarling was born January 8, 1949 in Columbus, KS. HIs parents were Ivan Lester and Lucy Luella (Loucks) McFarling. He was a lifetime area resident.

Jim retired from the Cherokee County Highway Department after 38 years of service. He enjoyed gardening and tinkering with old tractors.

Jim was married to Carolyn S Spencer on October 21, 1967 in Riverton, KS. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Lester MCFarling and Chad McFarling both from Riverton; one sister, Sherry Wise, Pittsburg, KS; two grandchildren, Kristin McFarling and Taylor McFarling; and four great-grandchildren, Brady McFarling, Jasmine McFarling, Kelly McFarling, and Madison McFarling.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, KS. Pastor Audie Tash will officiate. Burial will be in Quaker Valley Cemetery, Riverton.

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