Dorothy Josephine (Thompson) McFarland, 96, Argos, passed away on Oct. 26, 2020, at 10:14 p.m. at We Belong Senior Care, Plymouth. On July 13, 1924, in Argos, she was born to William G. and Euince (Newhouse) Thompson. Dorothy lived most of her life in the Argos community.
On Nov. 17, 1943, in Burr Oak, she married Bennie Leonard McFarland. Together they shared nearly 58 years before Bennie passed away on Sept. 25, 2001.
Dorothy worked in the bindery department at Indiana Press in Plymouth for more than 20 years, eventually retiring from Indiana Press.
She was a member of the Santa Anna Church, Argos, 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, Huntsville, Texas, and Carol Jean Baker, Argos; her son, Rex McFarland and wife Nancy, Argos; her grandchildren, Heather Dolezal and husband Scott, Huntsville, Texas, Shane Fitz, Huntsville, Texas, Jake McFarland, Argos, Indiana, and Tom McFarland and wife Jessica, Tippecanoe; and her great-grandchildren, Hailey, Hannah, Ben and Levi.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Rebecca McFarland; two granddaughters; and sister Clara Ellis.
Friends may visit with the family on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, from 11 a.m.-noon at Santa Anna Church, 20269 Nutmeg Road, Argos. Dorothy’s funeral service will follow at noon with the Rev. Tim Lee officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos.
Memorial contributions may be made to Santa Anna Church, 20269 Nutmeg Road, Argos, IN 46501. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.