Neil Eugene Richars (79) of Effingham

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Published on October 13 2012 8:23 am

Neil Eugene Richars, 79, of Effingham died Friday, October 12, 2012 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be 11am Monday, October 15, at Frank and Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30pm Sunday with Masonic rites at 7:30pm.  Burial in Elmwood Cemetery in Flora.

He was born September 28, 1933 in Lucas Township in Effingham County, the son of Kenneth M. and Mona Faeth Richars.  He married Dorothy Lee McBride on January 1, 1953 in Pocahontas, Arkansas and she survives, along with children, Lee Ann DeClerck and husband Steve in Pana, Janis Miller and husband Alan of Bettendorf, Iowa, Tony Richars and wife Judy of Flora, Mike Richars and wife Ingrid of Parkland, Florida, and Andy Richars of Decatur...brother, Kenneth Duane Richars of Balwin, Missouri...eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.