Esther McKinley O’Farrell

Published 9:51 am Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Esther McKinley O’Farrell, 82, of Walnut Hill, Fla., a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and devoted Christian, passed peacefully in her home on June 19, 2014.

She was a native of Canoe but resided in Atmore the majority of her life, where she worked with Southland Telephone Company as an operator and retired after 36 years. She was a longtime, faithful member of Oak Grove Church of Christ in Oak Grove, Fla. She loved her church family and enjoyed living by example and doing for others. She loved her family unconditionally and enjoyed spending time and making memories at the beach with her family.

Those who preceded her in death include her mother, Lyna Meadows McKinley; brothers, Almos, Joe, Edgar and Gene McKinley; as well as her sisters, Estelle Petter and Lillie Greenwood.

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She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Henry Eugene O’Farrell; sister, Earline Barton, of Bay Minette; children, Cynthia O. Freeman of Walnut Hill, Fla., Barbara O. Powell (Billy) of LaPlace, La., Kenneth G. O’Farrell (Dana) of Orange Beach; four granddaughters, Kimberly O. Myers, Stephanie Rauch, Melanie Powell St. John, Vickie Gage; one grandson, Nicholas O’Farrell and four great-grandsons, all who loved “Granny O” dearly.

Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 21, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Billy Randolph and Pastor Brad Sullivan officiating.

Interment followed in Godwin Cemetery in Bratt, Fla. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. service time Saturday, June 21, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

A special thank you to Dr. Mitchell, Covenant Hospice, her church family, and the many lifelong friends for their calls, visits, love and support.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.