Gertrude McFarland, 99


Gertrude (Robbins) McFarland, 99 of Bellbrook, OH passed away April 16th, 2022 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born July 22nd, 1922, in Greensburg, IN, the daughter of Luvina Ann Rathburn Robbins and Daniel Van Dola Robbins. 

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Randall Forrest McFarland. She was also proceeded in death by her sister Alma Robbins Small and brothers William F. Robbins and Melvin E. Robbins. She is survived by her son Randall Paul McFarland [Evonne Lynn] and her daughter Marilyn Kae McFarland Quinlan [Timothy B.]; five grandchildren Jodie Paul McFarland [Michelle], Jamie Lee McFarland, Brigid Rene Quinlan Krueger [Matthew], Ryan Timothy Quinlan [Courtney], Kevan Patrick Quinlan [Beth]; twelve great-grandchildren Jacob, Nicholas, Everett, and Izzy McFarland; Bailey, Darby, and Riley Krueger; Crew, O’Malley, Ryder, Hudsan, and Monroe Quinlan; and several nieces and nephews. 

Gertrude was a graduate of Greensburg Indiana High School Class of 1940. Following high school graduation, she worked in Greensburg as a secretary at a law firm. Once she was married, she became a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She resided in Hamilton, Centerville, and Bellbrook, OH. 

Besides her own family, Gertrude was a mother, grandmother, and friend to so many others. Anyone who met her was better for it. She will be remembered by her gifts of joy and unconditional love for others. She loved to sew, quilt, knit, and crochet, and took great pleasure in teaching those around her. Gertrude grew up in the First Baptist Church in Greensburg, IN and had a strong belief in God and the redemptive powers of Jesus. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Hospice of Dayton 324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45420 or the Robbins Memorial Fund at the First Baptist Church 209 W Washington St. Greensburg, IN 47240.

A private graveside service for family will be held at their convenience.  Arrangements by Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home Greensburg, IN. Internment at South Park Cemetery Greensburg, IN. Online condolences can be made to the family at

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