Richard Hall Todhunter of rural Baxter Springs, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at Saint John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., after an illness. He was 67.
Todhunter was born Feb. 1, 1939, in Miami to William H. and Elizabeth Florence (McGehee) Todhunter. He graduated with the Miami High School class of 1957. He was a lifelong four state area resident having lived at his current home for 20 years.
He was a veteran of the Air Force, serving from August 1957 until August 1961, including two years in Japan.
He was employed by the Farmer's CO-OP in Baxter Springs for 40 years and retired as manager of the Baxter facility on Dec. 31, 2001. He attended the Fellowship Baptist Church in Baxter Springs.
He married Deanna R. Myers Weaver on Aug. 24, 1996, in Riverton, Kan. She survives, of the home.
Additional survivors include six daughters, Luanne Foust of Columbus, Kan., Shirley Barchak of Joplin, Paula Joiner of Miami, Elizabeth Todhunter of Tupelo, Miss., and Jana Bowin and Tammy Bailey, both of Baxter Springs; one brother, William E. Todhunter of Joplin; one sister, Mildred Terry of Tulsa, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Helen Johnston, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel in Baxter Springs with the Rev. Bob King and the Rev. Jim Bowles officiating. Burial will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami.
Military rites will be observed at the burial.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Mitchell, Dale Elliott, Rusty Beatty, Sam Prauser, Virgil Harmon, John Redden and Loyd Neal Jr.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.