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Richard "Dick" Allen Farthing 69, St. Joseph, MO

Richard "Dick" Allen Farthing 69, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 in a Saint Joseph, MO hospital.
Richard "Dick" Allen Farthing 69, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 in a Saint Joseph, MO hospital.

He was born April 2, 1945 in St. Joseph, MO, son of Merna and Jack Farthing.

He graduated from Benton High School class of 1963 and then urned an associates in Accounting degree in college. He served in the United States Navy. He was a hotel manager, and retired from the Missouri Department of Agriculture as a grain inspector. He was an Artist, who enjoyed painting signs, he also loved the outdoors and painted many outdoor and barn scenes, he loved art, and museums, and was also very athletic, who liked to box, and race cars.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Jerry Farthing, Thomas Farthing, and Steve Verostek.

Survivors include, wife, Donna Farthing of the home, a daughter, Richelle Farthing and husband Mike Johnson two step daughters, Kara (Lamont) Thornhill, Christina (Kevin) Harris, three step sons, Ron (Amber) Harris, Justin Thornhill-Moran, and Jacob Verostek, 11 grandchildren, Misty, Cassie, Charles, Ricci, Kelsey, Kamryn, Deitrick, Jaylynn, Jordan, Jersey and Ja'Kobi, 11 great grandchildren and one on the way, a sister, Eldora (Jim) Sloan of St. Joseph, MO, as well as several, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Rupp chapel.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
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