Obituaries

Obituaries

Howard Richard 'Rick' Acheson 1953 - 2006

Services for Howard Richard "Rick" Acheson, 52, Lecompton, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mr. Acheson died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at his home.He was born July 15, 1953, in Horton, the son of Howard Alec and Ruth Marie Linscott Acheson. He graduated from Atchison High School in 1971. He received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Emporia State University and a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Kansas University. He moved to Lawrence in 1980 and to Lecompton in 1999.Mr. Acheson was a pharmacist at Continental Pharmacy in Topeka and Doug's Pharmacy in Rossville. He previously was a pharmacist at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center for 10 years. He was a member of Lecompton United Methodist Church.He married Carol Lyberger in 1981. They later divorced. He married Gayle AnJanette Newman on Nov. 26, 1998, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include three sons, Ryan, Lawrence, and Alec and Erik, both of Lecompton; a daughter, Lauren Acheson, Lawrence; a brother, Bill, Sarcoxie, Mo.; and a sister, Joyce Lindsay, Wichita.The family will meet with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to the Educational Fund for the Children of Rick Acheson or the church, sent in care of the mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Acheson.