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Dorothy Josephine (Thompson) McFarland

July 13, 1924 ~ October 26, 2020 (age 96)

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Dorothy Josephine (Thompson) McFarland, 96 of Muckshaw Rd, Argos, Indiana passed away on October, 26, 2020 at 10:14 p.m. at We Belong Senior Care, Plymouth, Indiana. On July 13, 1924 in Argos, Indiana she was born to William G. & Euince (Newhouse) Thompson. Dorothy lived most of her life in the Argos community.

On November 17, 1943 in Burr Oak, Indiana she married Bennie Leonard McFarland and together they shared the next 58 years before Bennie passed away on September 25, 2001.

Dorothy worked in the Bindery Department at Indiana Press in Plymouth, Indiana for over 20 years eventually retiring from Indiana Press. 

She was a member of the Santa Anna Church, Argos, Indiana; and the Past President of the Marshall County Extension Club.

She was a graduate of Culver High School with the class of 1942.

Dorothy is survived by her Daughters – Jacqueline Mae Fitz of Huntsville, Texas; Carol Jean Baker of Argos, Indiana

Son – Rex McFarland and wife Nancy of Argos, Indiana

Grandchildren – Heather Dolezal and husband Scott of Huntsville, Texas; Shane Fitz of Huntsville, Texas; Jake McFarland of Argos, Indiana; and Tom McFarland and wife Jessica of Tippecanoe, Indiana

Great Grandchildren – Hailey, Hannah, Ben, and Levi

She is preceded in death by her Parents; Husband; Daughter – Rebecca McFarland; and 2 granddaughters; and Sister – Clara Ellis


Friends may visit with the family on Monday November 2, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Santa Anna Church, 20269 Nutmeg Rd., Argos, Indiana. Dorothy's Funeral Services will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Tim Lee. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Indiana.

Memorial Contributions may be made to:  Santa Anna Church; 20269 Nutmeg Rd., Argos, Indiana 46501

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Indiana


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November 2, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Santa Anna Church
20269 Nutmeg Road
Argos, IN 46501

Funeral Service
November 2, 2020

12:00 PM
Santa Anna Church
20269 Nutmeg Road
Argos, IN 46501

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