Lucy Farrell, 93, our precious Mother, Grams, Aunt, and Friend, went home to be with

her Lord and Savior Tuesday, December 20, 2016. She was a resident of

Boonville, MO for over 60 years, and a long-serving member of Nelson Memorial

United Methodist Church.

Lucy Farrell, 93, our precious Mother, Grams, Aunt, and Friend, went home to be with

her Lord and Savior Tuesday, December 20, 2016. She was a resident of

Boonville, MO for over 60 years, and a long-serving member of Nelson Memorial

United Methodist Church.


 Mary Lucille Chapple Farrell, was born to Ethel Gladys Robinson and Richard Penn Chapple on August 8, 1923, in Bowling


Green, Missouri. Her parents were dairy farmers and lived in towns in central

Missouri throughout her childhood. She graduated from Keytesville High School

in 1941. After high school, Lucy attended the University of Missouri in

Columbia, and majored in Home Economics. While attending school, she met and

married James K. Farrell (Jim) on March 20, 1943. Shortly thereafter, Jim

joined the U.S. Army and served as part of the Army of Occupation in Japan.

During that time Lucy worked for the Federal Government in Columbia. When he

returned from the War, Jim enrolled in the first veterinary class at the

University of Missouri. Upon his graduation in 1950, Jim and Lucy moved to

Moberly, MO and then later to Boonville where they raised two sons, Michael and

Maurice. Lucy was active in community activities, including Bridge Club, Hobby

Club, and Women’s Circle, and in 1961 she served as the President of the

Auxiliary to the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.   Lucy leaves a legacy of unconditional love and devotion for her family and friends and a

rich spiritual heritage of her faith in Jesus. She was gifted with hospitality

and enjoyed serving others. Lucy never met a stranger. She was a great listener

and made you feel cherished. Lucy was always interested in hearing about others

travels, experiences, and activities. She will be greatly missed by her family

and friends, yet we are assured and thankful to know that today, she is

reunited with loved ones and her Savior in heaven.  Lucy is preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Richard and Bob Chapple,

and sister, Alma Remley. She is survived by her son, Michael Farrell and wife,

Marilyn, of McKinney, TX; son, Maurice Farrell, of Chillicothe, MO;

granddaughter, Elizabeth Neumann, and husband, Gil, of Dallas, TX; grandson,

Grant Farrell, and wife, Jennifer, of Dallas, TX; five great-grandchildren and

numerous nieces and nephews. The family also wishes to express their gratitude to the physicians, nurses, and staff of

Cooper County Memorial Hospital.  In lieu

of flowers, please offer any donations to Nelson Memorial United Methodist

Church in Boonville, or to Gideons International. A Memorial Service to

celebrate the life of Lucy Farrell is being planned for January 7, 2017 at

Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church in Boonville.