Judy L. McFarland
January 30, 1941 - December 26, 2019
Birthplace: Grand River, IA
Resided In: Red Oak, IA

Visitation 12/29/2019
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 12/30/2019
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 12/30/2019
Evergreen Cemetery

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Judy Lorraine McFarland, age 78, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 at the Arlington Place Assisted Living. Judy was born January 30, 1941 in Grand River, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Inice (Crist) Larson. She graduated from Stennett High School where she was involved in basketball, softball, cheerleading, speech, and was valedictorian of her class. Judy then attended business school in Omaha, Nebraska and upon completion started working for Houghton State Bank. She was united in marriage to Bill McFarland on August 27, 1961 at the Stratton United Methodist Church in rural Montgomery County, Iowa. They lived on the family farm all of their married life until moving into Red Oak in 2001. Judy and Bill enjoyed camping, traveling, family get togethers, and square dancing. Judy loved to read, bowl, bake, garden, and genealogy. She was a longtime member of Stratton United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Preceding her in death were her parents and brothers: Carl, Loyd, and Darwin Larson. Survivors include her husband: Bill McFarland of Red Oak, IA; children: Les McFarland of Red Oak, IA; Teresa Richardson and husband Lon of Fort Bridger, WY; and Don McFarland of Red Oak, IA; grandchildren: Miranda Meier and husband Ryan of Red Oak, IA; Alex McFarland and Bryan Yochum of Red Oak, IA; Morgan McFarland of Des Moines, IA; Rebeccah Reedy and husband Shilo of Cheyenne, WY; Ben Reedy and wife Kayla of Waterford, MI; Jed Richardson of Fort Bridger, WY; Jessica McFarland of Red Oak, IA; and Lucas McFarland of Red Oak, IA; great grandchildren: Nolin, Aria, and Ames Meier; Hayden, Noah, and Spencer Yochum; and Kaydence and Nora Reedy; brother: Axel Larson and wife Bette of Red Oak, IA; sister-in-law: Bonnie Elverum of Des Moines, IA; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Monday, December 30, 2019 at Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 2:30-4 PM Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Stratton United Methodist Church or the Red Oak Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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410 Sixth Street
Red Oak, Iowa 51566
Phone: (712) 623-2525 or
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