Francis E. Richter, age 88, of Lamar, died May 29, 2010.  He was born December 5, 1921 in Lamar, to Max Joseph and Alice Marguerite (Connolly) Richter.  After High School, he served in the United States Coast Guard.  On August 23, 1947, he married Mary Louis Kunkler and together, they had three daughters


Francis was the oldest living member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lamar.  He was a Master Plumber and owned and operated Richter Repair Service, and had previously worked at the Lawnboy Factory in Lamar.


Francis is survived by three daughters; Fran Richter, Lamar, Marsha Pitts and Everett, Lamar, and Susan Duncan, Lamar; five grandchildren, Kevin Duncan, Lamar, Lori Batchelder, Blue Springs, MO, Corey Pitts  & Julie, Lamar, Elizabeth Reed  & Nathan R, Carthage, MO and Michael  Bartholomew & Kelli, New York, NY; seven great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Russell Kunkler, Joplin, Richard Kunkler, San Francisco, CA; and one sister-in-law Jean Maier, Iola, KS.


Francis was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Lou, and one brother Leo Richter.


Funeral Mass for Francis will be 10:00 am Wednesday June 2, 2010 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lamar.


Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:00 pm Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Daniel Funeral Home Chapel.


Memorial Contributions are suggested to St. Mary’s Church Building Fund or St. Mary’s Cemetery.





#13 Independence, MOEvelyn Young Gasper 2010-06-07 19:19
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a wonderful man and a kind friend to all. I have great memories of he and your mom when I was young. I will keep you girls and your families in my prayers.
Love Evelyn
#12 Independence, MOEvelyn Young Gasper 2010-06-07 19:13
I am so sorry to hear Francis has passed away. I have such good memories of him and your mom when I was young and would hang out at your house. Your dad was always so good and kind to my mom with the things she needed. He was such a great friend to so many people. He will be greatly missed by all. My prayers are with you girls and your familes. Love Evelyn
#11 Springfield, MONancy Rhyne Alley 2010-06-07 15:45
I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. May your precious memories help to ease the pain of your loss. He will live on forever in your heart and is, no doubt, in a far better place.
#10 Joplin, MODavid Compton 2010-06-03 19:54
My deepest sympathy to the Richter Family. I remember quite a few times at the Richter's house as Kevin and I rode our bikes around in the summer. Praying for an extra measure of comfort and peace to you all. God Bless!!
#9 Liberal, MORon Long 2010-06-03 07:05
So sorry for your loss, your dad was a very kind man and I always enjoyed visiting with him. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him.
#8 Lamar, MOSusan Mabe 2010-06-02 06:38
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish all the good times and special memories that you shared together.
#7 Nevada,Mo.Larry & Tammy Martinez 2010-06-01 12:17
To The Family, We are very sorry for the loss. You had a wonderful father, and now he is with God. Our prayers are with you.
#6 Larry & Sheila Harris 2010-06-01 07:23
We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family during this time.
#5 Carthage, MoAllen & Kietha Miller 2010-06-01 06:58
Sorry for yall's loss, but he is in no more pain. Also you know how happy he is to be with your mom again. Plus you know that he's giving my mom fits
Also remember that he is not really gone, as long as he is in everyone's heart & minds.
#4 Lamar missouriLinda Martin 2010-05-31 20:44
I"m so sorry for your loss.You three girls will miss him but he is in no more pain.My prayers are with each and everyone of you.

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