September 23 1940 June 14 2020
Ronald Clark Farrell, age 79, Topeka, passed on June 14, 2020 after battling melanoma cancer. On the 23rd day of the month of September, Topeka, 1940, Ron was the first born of the late George Frank and Martha Clark Farrell, followed by sister Peggy and brother George, both surviving. A Highland Park Rural High School graduate, Ron attained several college degrees: a Bachelor’s in Business, a Master’s in Divinity, and a Bachelor’s in Education. After serving as Associate Pastor at Highland Park United Methodist Church, Ron answered his call to education, influencing the lives of many, first at Eisenhower Jr. High School, followed by 32 years at his Alma Mater, Highland Park High School. Though committed to husband, Mark Camacho, for 33 years, the two wed in Ogunquit, Maine on June 25, 2014. Together, they enjoyed creatively and generously giving to their community. Most notable among those events were their 17 Highland Park High School stage collaborations, hosting numerous cast, faculty, holiday, and neighborhood parties, and opening their home/garden to the CASA Tour, Mulvane Art Museum’s Dinner of Note, filming the introduction to Washburn’s Vespers, and Topeka Beautification Association’s Garden Tour. In lieu of flowers, contributions made to Topeka Community Foundation, 5431 SW 29th Street, #300, Topeka KS 66614, in memory of Ron Farrell, will go toward a park beautification project in his Westboro neighborhood for all to enjoy. According to Ron’s wishes, cremation is planned. Due to COVID-19, a Celebration of Ron’s Life will be announced later.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ronald Farrell September 23 1940 June 14 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Topeka, state: Kansas