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  • Gwendolyn Mae “Gwen” McFarland

  • Gwendolyn Mae “Gwen” McFarland, 57, of Kansas City, Kansas, formerly of Girard, died at 6:13 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg after an 18 month battle with cancer.

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    Gwendolyn Mae “Gwen” McFarland, 57, of Kansas City, Kansas, formerly of Girard, died at 6:13 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg after an 18 month battle with cancer.

    She was born January 10, 1956 in Fort Scott, a daughter of John L. and Carolyn (Knotts) Spurling.  She graduated from Girard High School in 1974.

    Gwen married Dean McFarland on May 22, 1976 in Pittsburg.  He survives of the home.

    She worked at Western Insurance in Fort Scott, the Crawford County Clerk’s Office in Girard, and at Stockade Brands in Pittsburg.

     Gwen lived for her children and her grandchildren, and enjoyed traveling to spend quality time with them.

    Survivors, in addition to her husband, Dean, of the home; a son, Bryce McFarland and his wife Tiffany of McPherson, Kansas; a daughter, Amy Coomes and her husband Nick of Prosper, Texas; her grandchildren Brayln and Graycn McFarland and Lauren and Addison Coomes; her mother, Carolyn Spurling of Girard; a brother, Walter  Spurling and his wife Lucille of Girard; her sisters Johna  Bever and her husband Steve of Farlington and Becky Weatherby and her husband Thom of California; numerous nieces and nephews.

    Gwen was preceded in death by her grandparents and her father.

    Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard with Rev. Steve Cole officiating.  Burial will be in the Girard Cemetery.

    Friends may call after 3:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

    Memorials are suggested to the University of Kansas Cancer Center and these may be left at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.

    Condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com
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