Richard Allen Sumner, 58, of Red Bud, IL, born January 14, 1955 in E. St. Louis, IL, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mr. Sumner was an auto mechanic and a US Army veteran.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Austin and Ladina Jane (Whittenburg, Sumner a brother, Jean David Sumner and a sister, Barbara Ann Sumner.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ann (Wolfmeier) Sumner of Red Bud, IL who he married June 28, 1974 in Caseyville, IL; a daughter Angela (Jack) Martin of Foley, MO; son Steve (Kathy) Sumner of Red Bud, IL; 2 sisters; Sharon (Jesse) Steele of Bloomsdale, MO and Kimberly (Ernie) Dickerson of Baldwin, IL; and 1 brother Terry (Nancy) Sumner of Belleville, IL.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL.
Funeral: Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens with the Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.
R.I.P. YOU’LL BE MISSED BY EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY
Posted by: BRENDA SUE WHEAT – sister in law Feb 10, 2013
Richard, you were a special man to many people. It is sad that God has called you home so soon. Your family has our prayers and full support as you have been to ours. Thank you for all the blessings you gave us during your time with us. We know you will be watching as an angel above there for Dorothy and Angie and the rest of the gang. God Bless and Keep You. Farewell and R.I.P.
Posted by: Larry Copeland and Lois Martin – Troy, MO – Family & Friend Feb 10, 2013
Richard, u was a wonderful uncle who would do anything for anyone especially ur family we will miss u soo much. Please be looking out for my mom as she is heartbroken but she knows you are in a much happier place. Rip. We love you.
Posted by: ashley dickerson – new athens, IL – niece Feb 10, 2013
Richard was a very good friend to me, and a brother in law at one time. i will never forget all the fun times i shared with this family. Richard you will be missed but never forgotten. My prayers go out to this family. Sincerely Wendy
Posted by: wendy berry – lenzburg, IL – friend Feb 10, 2013
My dear uncle I miss you so much, I am gonna miss your late phone calls to see how I am doing, I am sorry that we haven’t seen each other since 2005 but I know that you know how much I love you, tell my family in heaven that I love them and miss them too, I know you are no longer suffering and I ask you watch over my aunt as she tries to cope with your death. I love you!
Posted by: Sherri Burroughs kemp – Tuscaloosa, AL – Niece Feb 10, 2013
You touched the lives of everyone you met ..You helped everyone in need ,never turning anyone away even if it meant you did without…. My only hope is that we have all learned from you and do our best to pay it forward.. It was such a privilege to be your niece you are 1 of the greatest people I’ve ever met… thank you and I love you…
Posted by: JoJo – Sainte Genevieve, MO – niece Feb 10, 2013
Richard, You will be missed very much, So sorry I was not there with you and the family. You were an awesome Brother Brother In Law, Uncle Love you.
Thank You for being part our are lives and family.God Bless
Dorothy, and Family I am so sorry for the lose of Your hubby, and Dad
Posted by: Karla – Kansas City, MO – Sister In Law Feb 12, 2013
Dear sumner family i am so sorry about your loss. prayers will still be sent your way.
Posted by: chantell and chad hoffman – redbud, IL – friend Feb 12, 2013
I used to be a ole neighbor I remember Richard being a very nice neighbor. The whole family was the same , but I am wishing the family and friends all the strength to get thru this time . God is with him and he is in good hands. Please keep up the faith and Love with each other be strong.
Posted by: Audrey Goodman – Prairie du Rocher, IL – friend Feb 13, 2013