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Sandra K. McFarren, 74, passed away at 8:18 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Elkhart General Hospital.
She was born Dec. 26, 1942, in Marion, to Ralph and Georgiana (Neal) Clester. Sandra married Howard McFarren Aug. 29, 1977, in Marion.
She moved to Milford from Marion in 1988, then moved to Nappanee from Milford in 2002. Sandra enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, camping, fishing, playing bingo, going to garage sales and spending time at the Elder Haus.
She is survived by her husband, Howard; sons, Wayne (Janet) Parish, Nappanee, and Jerry (Pat) Parish, Warsaw; daughter, Lisa Parish, Nappanee; grandchildren, Daniel, Jessica and Erica; great-grandchildren, Jared, Presley, Brealyn and Ava; and brother, Rolland (Eldiva) Clester, Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Chase Parish; brothers, Ralph V., Earl C., Harold C. and Dean C. Clester; and sisters, Donna Mae Clester, Patty Ann Davis and Beverly Faulk.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 7, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, May 8, all at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Burial will follow in Bremen Cemetery. The Rev. Sam Bennett of First Church of God will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Red Cross.
Published on May 5, 2017
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