Obituaries

Carolyn Hill
B: 1942-10-29
D: 2019-03-21
View Details
Hill, Carolyn
Vera Cline
B: 1926-11-04
D: 2019-03-20
View Details
Cline, Vera
Marilyn Welsh
B: 1941-12-03
D: 2019-03-20
View Details
Welsh, Marilyn
Kathleen Small
B: 1937-03-23
D: 2019-03-19
View Details
Small, Kathleen
William Burlingame
B: 1955-08-06
D: 2019-03-19
View Details
Burlingame, William
William Tade
B: 1929-08-24
D: 2019-03-18
View Details
Tade, William
Jack Donahoo
B: 1956-10-25
D: 2019-03-18
View Details
Donahoo, Jack
Gloria Hamon
B: 1942-06-19
D: 2019-03-17
View Details
Hamon, Gloria
Georgia Stevenson-Anderson
B: 1923-11-26
D: 2019-03-17
View Details
Stevenson-Anderson, Georgia
Virginia Burger
B: 1935-07-24
D: 2019-03-16
View Details
Burger, Virginia
Regina York
B: 1924-04-25
D: 2019-03-15
View Details
York, Regina
Alenah Kelly
B: 2019-03-03
D: 2019-03-15
View Details
Kelly, Alenah
James Breeden
B: 1940-08-03
D: 2019-03-14
View Details
Breeden, James
Judith Thomas
B: 1954-08-22
D: 2019-03-14
View Details
Thomas, Judith
Helen Reichert
B: 1939-07-07
D: 2019-03-13
View Details
Reichert, Helen
Nathaniel Lewis
B: 2013-05-26
D: 2019-03-13
View Details
Lewis, Nathaniel
"EJ" Engle
B: 1923-09-13
D: 2019-03-12
View Details
Engle, "EJ"
Charles Goins
B: 1927-10-25
D: 2019-03-12
View Details
Goins, Charles
William Smith
B: 1936-04-19
D: 2019-03-12
View Details
Smith, William
Roger Tuttle
B: 1955-03-10
D: 2019-03-12
View Details
Tuttle, Roger
Richard Smith
B: 1931-05-30
D: 2019-03-12
View Details
Smith, Richard

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1501 W. Lexington Ave.
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: 816-252-7900
Fax:
Richard Smith

Richard Amos "Dick" Smith

Saturday, May 30th, 1931 - Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Sign in to make your contribution to Richard Smith's online memorial

Sign in with Facebook

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Richard Smith with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Richard A. Smith, of Independence, MO, lived from May 30, 1931 to March 12, 2019. He was born to Edward L. and Elizabeth B. Smith in Lancaster, Ohio.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Edward L. Smith, Jr.; daughters, Donna E. Parker and Alisa K. Williams.
He was raised on his parent’s farm in Bremen, Ohio, until he attended Graceland College. There he met his lovely wife, Remmonia Clidene Kettner. They were married on September 1, 1950 and shared 68 plus years together. They raised 5 children, during which time Dick served his country in the Army Reserves. He was ordained in the RLDS church at age 16 and actively continued his ministry until death. His ministry found him traveling extensively thru the United States, Europe, and Central America.
Trained as a tool and dye maker, he worked for Sheffield Steel and TWA. He was a business owner, got a degree in Engineering, and became a Process Engineer for the Ford Motor Company. He retired after 24 years. Richard is survived by his wife, Clidene; daughters, Nancy A. (Charles E.) Baker, Debra S. (David C.) Harper, and Juston A. (Rachel) Smith. He had 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson. Surviving siblings are Joan (Gerald) Wade and Joseph M. (Sandie) Smith of Ohio, and Edna L. (Kenneth) Tucker of Independence. He touched the lives of many, was deeply loved by family and had a full and interesting life.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 17th from 6-8:00pm with a funeral service on Monday, March 18th at 1:00pm, both at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. Interment with full military honors will follow at Mound Grove Cemetery in Independence.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Richard Amos "Dick" Smith, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 17th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 17th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    Address
    18020 E. 39th St.
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64055
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, March 18th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, March 18th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Speaks Suburban Chapel
    Address
    18020 E. 39th St.
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64055
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Mound Grove Cemetery
    Address
    1818 North River Boulevard
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64050
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Richard here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Richard
A proud partner of Honoring a Life
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album