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Richard L. Deweese

Richard L. Deweese

Richard L. Deweese, age 74, of Liberty, died on Sunday, January 31, 2021 in Blessing Hospital.
He was born on January 2, 1947 in Rock Island, IL. He was the son of Robert Deweese and Eva Rupert Wellman. Eva, along with her husband, Frank E. Wellman, Sr., raised Richard. He married Jan Miller on May 19, 2001. She survives.

Richard was a truck driver for many years for Hannibal Quincy Truck Lines and then later for Roadway Express until his retirement. He currently was employed as a truck driver at Gully Transportation. While at Roadway, Richard received the Million Mile Award for having no accidents in that many miles.

Richard loved antique cars and received numerous awards for his cars from car shows. In his younger days, he raced stock cars and most recently loved to watch his great-grandson race go-carts, quarter-midgets, and mini-sprints.

Richard was a loving and compassionate family man who always went the extra mile for his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his mother: Eva Wellman
Three children: Aneta Peters (Dean) of Quincy; Shane Deweese (Natosha) of Mendon, IL and Cheyenne Deweese of Liberty.
Five grandchildren: Darin Peters, Crichette Gower (Joey); Daelin Deweese (DeAngelo); Kenzie Deweese and Adalyn Deweese.
Four Great-grandchildren: Thalia Peters, Taylin Peters, Paxton Gower and Paizlynn Gower
Sibling: Jean Ann Lantz (Bill); Frank E. Wellman, Jr. (Bev)
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, his step-father, and a sister: Nancy Scheufele.

Private family services will be held. A public visitation will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Kingston Cemetery. Memorials may be made for the educational fund for his daughter Cheyenne. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Melinda Favre
Quincy, IL
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Condolences to Richard's family. Prayers.
From:
Jennifer (Rees) Seals
Quincy, IL
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Aneta - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m sorry to hear of your father’s passing. RIP 🙏🏻
From:
Kim Jett
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for ur loss. Prayers to his family & friends.
From:
Charmus, Donna; Carl & Darrell Emanuel
Indianapolis, IN
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Jan & family I am si sorry for your loss. Will miss seeing at family reunions listening to his great stories.
From:
Millie Barry
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family to be at peace
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Donnette Malcomson
Clayton, IL
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I am so sorry to hear about Richard. I just found out. If you need anything please call, Shane and Aneta, you two have played some pretty important roles in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you Aneta and Shane and your familes. I love you all.
From:
Ralph Smith
Forest City, NC
Comments:
Jan,

I’m very sorry for your loss and can’t imagine the distress and heartache brought upon you and the family.

I am praying that the Good Lord will dispatch the Holy Spirit to provide Peace and Comfort to you and Loved Ones.

God Bless and Warm Regards,
Ralph
From:
Shelly Leckbee
Quincy, IL
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Prayers an hugs for the family sorry for your loss ❤
From:
Marlana Schnell
Urbandale, IA
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We always enjoyed time with Richard at family gatherings. He was a bright light that lit up the room. He will be missed. Prayers for the family, in this time of sorrow. Hoping you find strength in the memories.
From:
Dave & Karen Lalumondier
Festus, MO
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Jan and family,, so sorry for your loss,,, I will always remember the fun times we all had at Hannibal Days, Rich was a Class Act,,
From:
clifford plunk
quincy, IL
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So Sorry
From:
Jonda Rhea
Quincy, IL
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I'm so sorry for your loss Richard was a Great Guy praying for all the family and friends
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Dee and Vernon
Durham, MO
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Jan, Cheyenne & family,
So very sorry that we are out of town and can’t be there for you & Rich. It’s still so hard for us to believe that he is gone, he was always so tough & strong.we have such wonderful memories of you two, especially your wedding I won’t forget!! What a great will miss you Rich!! Love & prayers!!🙏🙏❤️
From:
Bonnie Hallerberg
Quincy, IL
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Jan,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
From:
Bruce Hutton
QUINCY, IL
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So, so sorry for your loss...What a Great Guy! Many Great memories! See ya on the other side my friend!
From:
judy Garkie
Lagrange, MO
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So sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you as you go through this difficult time. Remember all the wonderful times you had together.
From:
Brenna Eisenbeiss
Canton, MO
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Frank, and a Family I’m so sorry for your loss, I’m thinking of you all. God Bless
From:
Scott and Lynnie Weiss
Festus, MO
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Love you Jan. In our prayers.
From:
Sandra Jean Boatright
Waterloo, IA
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My heart goes out to you all. please know I care and I do know what you are going through. one thought that helped me was to know { He is out of sight only,} He will always be there and he will be missed by all of us;;;;Love u Richard....and Love u all.
From:
Dan Fessenden
Hannibal, MO
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Richard was a good honorable man who loved his family. I’m so sorry for your loss.
From:
Chuck Loos
Payson, IL
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Sad to hear about Richard, worked with him long ago. He was a great guy
From:
Jerry Davis
Quincy, IL
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My sympathy goes out to the family. I remember when I was a kid, my father-Jim Davis drove truck with Richard at H&Q truck line. And I always enjoyed visiting with in recent years. He was a great guy.
From:
Carol Hoffman
Quincy, IL
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Sorry for your loss. Have been friends many years.. Aneta he was a great man and will be missed. Prayers for your whole family.
From:
Bud Richie
Quincy, IL
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Our Condolences.
Aneta, he was a Heckuva a good guy.
From:
Mr. Jan L. Schroder
QUINCY, IL
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Richard,
I will unload you're truck, with this forklift when I get there . . .
From:
Duane Seals
Quincy, IL
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Have know Richard for many years, and worked with him for a few. He was one of the hardest workers i have ever know and loved his family very much.
From:
Tina (Pollock) Reichert
Quincy, IL
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I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Condolences to you Aneta, and your entire family.
From:
kathy graham
Bowen, IL
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So sorry for this family's loss. Prayers to all!
From:
kent snider
quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss. I have known Rick all my life. I met him when we were neighbors on 14th and Lind in 1960. He was a great guy. He is in heaven playing cards with Rodney Hoffman..