Claude S. Farrell Jr.

September 08, 1923 ‒ October 31, 2017

Powell, Ohio

Claude S. Farrell Jr., 94, of Powell and formerly of Worthington Hills, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, October 31, 2017 at Sunrise of Dublin.

He was born on September 8, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Claude Farrell Sr. and Beatrice (Shaylor) Farrell.

He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Detroit. He also proudly served his country as a member of the Unites States Army Air Corps during World War II where he taught advanced flying.

Claude was a member of the Worthington United Methodist Church for 48 years where he was a member of the choir.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of over 65 years, Lynn (Clinton); children, Shannon Fisher, Allison (James Jr.) Foreman, John (Treese) Farrell, and Lisa Farrell; grandchildren, James Foreman III, Brianna Foreman, Nicole Fisher, and Jenn Appleman; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Kaitlyn and Ashley Slone.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the Worthington UMC, 600 High Street, Worthington, OH. Celebration of life services will follow at 11:00 am. A reception will follow.

Contributions in Claude’s memory may be made to Capital City Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 170, Columbus, OH 43231.

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  • What a special gentleman Claude was and will remain in our memories.Our prayers and thoughts are with your whole family Lynn. May God grant you peace in this difficult time. Neil and Nancy Elmer

  • We have such special memories of Claude from our choir days. He was always friendly, and made everyone feel welcome. His was a life well lived. From the alto and bass sections, with love, Gary and Barb Racey

  • Claude and his family lived down the street from me in Worthington Hills for many years. He was a member of my church and sang in the choir for the many years I have attended WUMC. I had hoped he would come back to church though I knew he had moved. I am indeed sorry to learn of his passing. I feel certain that he is going straight to heaven where he will be with Jesus and family members and many friends who have preceded him. At the same time, I feel sad for his family as they mourn the loss of their wonderful family member.

  • Gordon and I have fond memories of singing with him in the Chancel choir. He lived a very full life and his smile and friendship will be missed.
    Rupa and Gordon Berkebile

  • I cared for Claude at The Grand. The staff here are just heart broken to hear of his passing. He was a gentle, sweet soul and we became awfully fond of him during his time here. Our condolences to Claude’s wife and family, we could see how much you loved him and how well you took care of him. Megan

  • Lynn,

    I recieved word today that Claude moved on to be with Lord. I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to get together again a few short years ago during a visit back to Columbus. I had brought my new bride back to see where I had spent 25 years of my life – and to see if I could find the two of you to introduce Darlene. Surprisingly we ran into Claude going into the church the Sunday we were there, and had dinner with the two of you that following evening.

    I have many many good memories of Claude and you during my years as a widower. The Farrell’s became a second family. Claude asked me if I would become a member of the KEYNOTES which was a wonderful experience as well. Just in the last two months we formed a male quartet at our church in in Fairview , TX. I asked the group if they would mind if we called ourselves THE KEYNOTES…which we have done.

    I know your family is with you. You raised a loving group that I”m certain take care of all your needs. I miss you.

    Always you friend.

    Paul Baughman