BKR Announces Passing of Thomas B. Farrell

Published on April 11, 2022

Thomas B. Farrell

BKR regrets to announce that Thomas Bernard Farrell, 78, of Cleveland, Missouri, and partner at Member Firm Mize CPAs Inc. (Topeka), passed away peacefully Sunday, March 20, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Tom was born on April 24, 1943, in East St. Louis, Illinois, to Bernard and Melba Farrell. As a young boy he lived in Wier, Kansas, but later moved to Liberal, Missouri, where his family owned the local telephone company.  As a kid, Tom worked with his 3 brothers doing manual labor for the phone company.  As he got older, he started doing the company books, and thus started his beloved career in accounting. He also had many stories of working summers bailing hay and raising livestock.  This work would fuel his love for owning land and raising cattle. Tom attended Rockhurst University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1965.  After college he married his high school sweetheart, Linda (Brooks) Farrell, and moved to Independence, Missouri.  They later moved to Lenexa, Kansas, to continue his career and their growing family.  Every weekend the family would travel back to Liberal where he could be with family and tend to the land and cows he owned with his brothers.

Read the full obituary here.