Kansas man’s obituary criticizes anti-maskers

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BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — An obituary for an 81-year-old Kansas man who died of COVID-19 is garnering attention.

Dr. Marvin James Farr of Scott City, Kansas died Tuesday in isolation at a nursing home. His son, Courtney Farr, wrote an obituary lamenting how his father died in a world where many of his fellow citizens refuse to wear a mask to protect one another.

His father was a farmer and a veterinarian. The obituary said the science that guided his life has been disparaged and abandoned by many of the same people who depended on his knowledge to care for their animals and to raise their food.

A memorial will be held at a later date due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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