Farrell Wrisinger

Farrell Wrisinger, 76, of Richmond, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis.

Farrell was born  Nov. 15, 1935 in Richmond to Amos Kelly and Delka Mae (O’Dell) Wrisinger. He married Maxine R. Clevenger of Richmond,  May 29, 1958; she survives of the home.

Additional survivors include one son, Randy Wrisinger and his partner, Rich Wilson of Huntington Woods, Mich.; two grandchildren, Blake Randall Wrisinger  and Elizabeth Anne Wrisinger, and their mother, Gail Anne Morton all of Lee’s Summit; one sister, Bernita Carter of Richmond; one sister-in-law, Judy Wrisinger of Richmond and several nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Farrell was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Wrisinger and one brother-in-law, Gene Carter.

Farrell worked at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant as a welder before retiring in 1997. He had lived in Richmond all of his life. He was a 1953 graduate from Richmond High School. He was a United States Army Veteran serving from 1954 to 1956. Farrell was a member of the Richmond Church of God and the Masonic Lodge #57 A.F. and A.M.  Farrell loved to hunt, fish, play bingo, go to the casino and spend time with his grandchildren, “Partner” and “Punkin”.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Cancercare Copay Foundation or to the Friends of the Farris in Richmond.

Funeral services will be held  Thursday, Nov. 15,  at 10 a.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14,  from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond where a Masonic service will be held at 6:30 p.m.  Wednesday prior to visitation at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery where Military Honors will be provided by the Ray County Veterans.  On-line condolences may be left on our website at

2 Responses to Farrell Wrisinger

  1. Robert D. Smith

    November 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I remember Farrell since high school. He was a life-long fried of my older brother Gordon Smith. i could remember that he was a good dancer who could really jitterbug. His wife Maxine had a younger brother in my grade and we were good friends in grade school. My brother will really miss him. Their mutual friend Kenneth Bellis died at 65. They were all close friends.

  2. Al & Dois Taber

    November 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Our Deepest Sympathy to Maxine and Family May God Comdort you in this time of sorrow.
    You are in our prayers.
    Al & Doris Taber
    Alamo, TX

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