Izaiha Jon McFarland

Izaiha Jon McFarland


Izaiha Jon McFarland, 17, of Novinger, Missouri passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

The son of Brian Eric Connard and Melissa Dawn McFarland he was born September 1, 2001 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Izaiha is survived by his parents; his grandparents, Larry McFarland of Novinger, MO and Ronda McFarland of Kirksville, MO; Emma Connard of Clarksville, TN; two great-great grandmothers, Peggy Claybrook and Shirley Allen; one sister, Makayla Anthony of Kirksville, MO; two half brothers, Brian Jr. Connard and Brandon Connard; one aunt Dana Conners; as well as many aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles and cousins.

Izaiha received his education in the Kirksville public schools. He enjoyed fishing, 4-wheeling, hunting, music, playing basketball and weight lifting.

Public visitation will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Dodson officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his grandfather, Larry McFarland and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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Signed by: mommabear10 on February 10, 2019

You will be sadly missed bubba but you are now with pappa again... Love Mark and PEEWEE Lillie

Signed by: cdowis@kirksville.k12.mo.us on February 13, 2019

I could not speak up at the funeral today as I knew I would not be able to get through what I wanted to say. I really got to know Izaiha at Ray Miller Elementary School and since that time there was a positive relationship built. One of the most positive experience was being with Izaiha at the Middle School and him going out for basket ball and making the team. It was so exciting, he had a sparkle in his eye, and he was part of a team. Also getting to know his family (mom and grandma) and how much they loved him and supported him.

It is amazing how much positive support and encouragement in a student's life can make a difference.The energy and time I and other staff members spent with Izaiha was well worth everything. He had so many good qualities.

I remember at the high school last year he came running down the hall to speak to me. He had a smile on his face and said do you remember me? I responded yes and that I was so glad he was back. I knew then I had made a positive difference in his life and it meant so much to me.

I last saw Izaiha in early January and he was headed to the vocational technology school to find out about the GED option so he could get his degree. I was so proud of him.

Dr. Cindy Dowis
Director of Special Education

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