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Obituaries

Obituaries

Richard Lynn Brickell 1938 - 2009 Valley Center

A funeral service for Richard Lynn Brickell, 71, Valley Center, will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Emporia Presbyterian Church’s West Campus, 1702 W. 15th Ave., with the Rev. Mike Sorsen officiating. Cremation is planned.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1750 N. Tyler Road, Wichita.
Mr. Brickell died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Kansas University Medical Center.
He was born July 25, 1938, in Emporia, the son of William Francis and Bertha Lynn Brickell. He was a former resident of Emporia.
Mr. Brickell was a fireman with the Emporia Fire Department for 21 years. He was retired.
He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wichita and Westminster Presbyterian and First Presbyterian churches, both in Emporia.
He married Sharon Sue Martin on Feb. 27, 1959, in Lincoln, Neb. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Roger, Yukon, Okla., and Russell, Lawrence; a brother, Gerald, Bend, Ore.; a sister, Patricia Patton, Kechi; six grandchildren, Briton, Brandt, Cassandra, Douglas, Dawson and Dakota Brickell; and two stepgrandchildren, Rhea and Mat Focke.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family suggests memorials to Covenant Presbyterian Church or Emporia Presbyterian Church, sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 605 State St., Emporia, KS 66801.