Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Obituary - Cheryl Denise O’Farrell

Cheryl Denise O’Farrell
January 31, 1956 - October 7, 2019
Visitation: 10:00am-12:30pm, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri
Funeral Service: 12:30pm, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri
Interment: Snodgrass Union Cemetery, rural Bates County, Missouri
In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to House of Hound or St. Jude's Children's Hospital 
Cheryl Denise O’Farrell, 63, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Donald and Margaret Ann (Herberger) Barry born on January 31, 1956. She spent her formative years in the Appleton City area, where she graduated from high school in 1974. Following the completion of her education, she married Clifford “Hoot” O’Farrell, her husband of 31 years. They shared four wonderful children: Chad, Denise, Sean, and Nathan. 
Cheryl spent many hours raising her children, and also managed to complete her nursing certificate and cosmetology license. She worked as a CNA for many years at Ellet Memorial Hospital, where many patients benefited from her humor and gentle touch. She also worked at Headstart Preschool, and was a hairdresser. Apart from her careers, she dearly loved to spend time with family and friends fishing, camping, and traveling. Cheryl loved family get togethers, where she displayed her wit and decidedly and freely gave her opinions. She was an incredible gardener, who loved doing yard chores. Along with these activities, she enjoyed gambling and spending her hard earned dollar at Downstream Casino, where, according to her, she “rarely lost.” Her most cherished hobby, however, was taking motorcycle trips across the United States. She and “Hoot” rode many long miles together with their biker friends on their Harley Davidson freewheeler. She will be deeply missed by her many friends and family. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Barry, her mother, Margaret Ann Fine, and her “city-dad,” Bob Fine; and one sister, Pat Bates.
She is survived by her husband “Hoot”; her children: daughter, Denise Lawson, sons: Chad Longhofer, Sean (Katrina) O’Farrell, and Nathan O’Farrell; two brothers: Greg Barry and Bobby Fine II; granddaughters: Samantha Roberts, Maddi Bailey, Zoe Longhofer, Alexis O’Farrell, and Kaylee O’Farrell; great-grandchildren: Zevlin Roberts and Xavier Roberts; along with two dogs, Marley and Duke, and many more family and dear friends.