Born: December 11, 1930
Death: March 13, 2012
December 11, 1930 - March 13, 2012
Richard Allen Echard passed from this life on March 13, 2012 at the age of 81.
Mr. Echard was born on December 11, 1930 in Barberton Summit, Ohio to Curtis and Irene Echard.
Richard served 21 years in the US Navy, serving in Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a part of the Paternal Order of the Eagles, the VFW, and the Fleet Reserve Association.
In his free time, He enjoyed golfing, fishing and cooking.
Mr. Echard is survived by his wife, Gwen Echard, two sisters, Marilyn Gordon, of Sunnyvale, California and Emma Hodgman of Akron, Ohio, one daughter, Cindy Moss, of Joplin Missouri, a son, Mike Echard, of West Mineral, Kansas, three step-sons: Mark Schraad, of Lincolnwood, Kansas, and Keith Schraad, of Praine Village, Kansas, and Daryl Schraad, of Evergreen, Colorado, two step daughters: Carol Schraad, of Grove, Oklahoma and Diane Schraad, of Raymore Missouri, twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Preceding Richard in death was his first wife, Fran Echard, three sisters, Betty Deloach, Dorothy Morrow, and Barbra Walters. One brother, Rodney Echard and his parents, Curtis and Irene Echard.
Graveside memorial services with Military honors are to be held at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Kansas at a later date.