Richard Souders

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Richard Souders, 70, El Dorado Springs, Mo., died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born June 7, 1939 in Kidder, Mo., to Emmitt James Souders and Dorothy Marjorie Boner Souders. He was married June 11, 1956, in Gladstone, Mo., to Bonnie V. Landis, and she survives of the home.

Richard was born in Kidder, Mo., but grew up in Gladstone, Mo. He worked for 20 years as a trucker, and an additional 20 years as a diesel mechanic. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Ottawa, Kan., an avid gardener, and shade tree mechanic. He loved his family very much.

In addition to his wife, Bonnie, survivors include one son, Rick Souders, Wellsville, Kan.: five daughters, Debra Willeman, Fort Smith, Ark., Diana Reynolds, Sparta, Mo., Deeadra Brown, Nixa, Mo., Darla Hazzard, Stockton, Mo., and Danetta Finney, Chadwick, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren: one sister Charlene Ashby, Warsaw, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons, Thomas and Carl Brown, and one sister, Beverly Peterman.

Funeral services was held at 1:30 p.m., today, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, with the Rev. Randy Hayward, and pastor Darrell Mead officiating. Interment will follow in Welborn Cemetery, Moundville, Mo.

Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, and the family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, from 6 to 7 p.m.

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