Richard D. Page, 84, of Green City died Friday, May 7, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Richard was born on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1937 in Milan, Missouri to Reuben and Helen (Kidd).
In 1959, he was united in marriage to Linda (Johnson) Page. They would have been married 62 years on May 14th of this year.
Richard graduated from Green City R-1 High School in 1955. Following graduation, he drove a bulk milk truck for six years. Richard and Linda then moved to Mission, Kansas. He was a proud member of Local 101 Operating Engineers.
Richard could fix anything. He was most proud of their home he built. He did it all. Sewer lines, electrical, plumbing and everything. Linda never paid a service call bill on their cars or appliances. He could do it all. In later years, when everything became computerized, he was thoroughly dismayed. He passed his love of horses onto his daughter. His son his work ethic and good heart. He was known around town for his Stetsons and boots.
He was an active member of the community. He was a Green City board alternate, mayor, member of Green City Chamber of Commerce, board member of North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission and delivered Meals On Wheels. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Green City.
Richard is survived by his wife of 61 years, Linda (Johnson) Page, a wonderful daughter, Julia Blake and husband Tom, five grandchildren, Mandy Watson and husband George, Jessica, Torey, Ellie and Jim Page, sister in-law, Joyce Hayes and husband Larry, one nephew, one niece, and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Jim Page, and two brothers, Ronnie and Phillip.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Green City with Rolf Christen and Randy Quick officiating. Jack Smith provided music. Burial followed at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, west of Green City. Pallbearers were: Tom Blake, George Watson, Shaun Page, Jim Page, Larry Hayes, and Lewis Olmstead. Honorary Pallbearers were: Dean Page, Denny Page, Glen Simmons, Luis Isles, Gary Santee, and Kenny Santee.
Donations are suggested to the cemetery in his memory.