Memorial services for Alvin R. Harrell, 89, Lawrence, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, KS. The family will greet friends from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. He died September 25, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.
Alvin was born March 14, 1926 in Clinton, Kansas the son of Russell Merle and Ada (Goff) Harrell.
He was a Dairy Farmer as well as an Agricultural Farmer. He was a craftsman and loved woodworking. He was a member of Clinton Presbyterian Church, he was a 4-H Leader for 11 years; he also served on the Clinton Township Board and volunteered for the Clinton Fire Department for 20 years.
Alvin married Shirley Powell on February 7, 1948 in Lawrence, Kansas. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his daughter, Jolene Harrell of Lawrence, KS; three sons, Jerry Harrell of Meriden, KS, Rick Harrell of Lawrence, KS, Terry Harrell of Centropolis, KS; his brother, Leslie (Skip) Harrell of Lawrence, KS; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Irene Steele, Roberta Medley, Vernon Harrell, his twin sister, Evelyn Lasley, Leo Harrell and Alma Houk.Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Clinton Presbyterian Church or to Grace Hospice may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.