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Obituaries

Obituaries

DeWayne E. Springer 1935 - 2008 Richmond

Graveside services for DeWayne E. Springer, 73, Richmond, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Richmond Cemetery.Mr. Springer died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008.He was born Jan. 24, 1935, in Leonardville, the son of Adelbert and Marjorie Pickering Springer. He graduated from St. George High School in 1954.Mr. Springer served in the U.S. Marines in the late 1950s. He worked many jobs, including as a small-engine mechanic for Underwood Equipment of Ottawa in the mid-1990s. He lived in Richmond since 1993, moving from Ottawa.He married Darlene Godfrey on June 23, 1993, in Miami, Okla. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Justin, Richmond; two daughters, Linda Ellison, Eudora, and Jerrilynn Specie, Henderson, Tenn.; a brother, Robert, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a sister, Sharon LeClair, Lawrence; and six grandchildren.Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa, where the family will greet friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.The family suggests memorials to Central Heights Scholarship Fund or Richmond Public Library, sent in care of the mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067.Online condolences may be sent at www.dengelmortuary@sbcglobal.net.