Dr. Michael William Farrar passed on August 23, 2023. Michael was born on March 3, 1955 to William L. and Velma L. Farrar in Lawrence, Kansas. He is survived by both parents.
Michael excelled at everything he did. He achieved his Eagle Scout designation before many his age, and was recognized as a Shaman of the Mic-O-Say Tribe, a meaningful tradition to scouting and the Kansas City community.
Michael graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1973. Despite his inherited and lifelong love for the KU Jayhawks, he attended the UMKC School of Medicine as its first accepted Northlander.
Michael was a founding member of Northland Cardiology (now Meritas Cardiology) with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), where he worked for over 30 years. He gave his heart and soul to the people of the Northland, serving the hospital at every turn, including as President of Medical Staff. Unquestionably though, his love for medicine paled in comparison to his love of being “Gramps” to his beautiful granddaughter, Norah.
Michael is also survived by his wife Angela; his daughter Kate Donaldson and her husband Clint, and their daughter, Norah; his sister Vicki Thompson and her husband Joe; his sister Karen English and her husband Brad; and his nephews Andrew Bischoff, Joel Bischoff, Alex Beal, and Jack Beal.
Mike was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Scott, and daughter, Kelly Christine.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers please consider donating to any of the following organizations:
- North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH)
- The Kansas City Heart Association
- Michael Farrar Memorial Scholarship at the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine.
Services will be held on August 30, 2023 at Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Rd, Kansas City, MO 64117. The family will begin receiving visitors at 1pm. The service will commence at 2pm. Memories of Michael and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com