Farrell, Martha Earleen

Martha Earleen Farrell

Martha Earleen Farrell, 88, of Galesburg, died at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Richard L. Owens Hospice House in Peoria.

She was born January 25, 1934, in La Harpe, Illinois, the daughter of Earl M. and Martha H. (Dunham) Plummer.  She married Louis E. Johnson on May 14, 1953, in Kewanee.  She later married John Carroll “Butch” Farrell on October 15, 1966, in Rock Island.  He preceded her in death on February 14, 1996.

She is survived by three sons, Tim L. Johnson of Groveland, Brian (Kathi) Johnson of Belleville, and John C. (Cathy) Farrell of Kohler, Wisconsin; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren; a brother, Douglas “Mac” (Anella) Plummer of Galesburg; two sisters, Dorothy (Ray) Pickrel and Susan Perschnik, both of Galesburg; a foster brother, Randy Edwards of Utah; a brother-in-law, Bill Craig of Galva; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Angel Johnson; sisters, Carabeth Benson and Nancy Craig; and brother-in-law, Paul Perschnik.

Martha graduated from Galesburg High School in 1952.  She went on to graduate from the Carl Sandburg College Nursing Program in 1974.  She was a licensed practical nurse at Galesburg Cottage Hospital for 28 years, retiring in 2002.  Martha was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Cremation will be accorded.  Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022 in Linwood Cemetery.  Father Ghislain Inai will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.  Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services of Galesburg is honored to serve the family.  Online condolences may be left on the funeral home’s website at

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