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Richard Lee Havener
Richard Lee Havener, 71, of Taylorville, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 6:25 a.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born February 13, 1944 in Taylorville, IL, the Son of Homer Eugene and Helen Lucille (Simmons) Havener. He married Connie Lee Herman on February 14, 1989 in Taylorville, IL. He retired from installing and repairing dental equipment. Rich spent many hours working in his garage. His favorite hobby was working on his model T.
He is survived by his Wife: Connie; Daughters: Heidi Suzanne (Sean) Leonard of Fishers, IN; Stephanie Ann (Eric) Price of Taylorville, IL; Son: Brian Lee (Tree) Havener of Oak Park, IL; Grandchildren: Emma, Owen, Lucy and Jack Leonard; Maya and Violet Havener; Katie and Alex Price; Brothers: Jerry (Patsy) Havener of Seabring, FL; Randy (Gayla) Havener of Springfield, IL; Chris Havener of Riverton, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents and a step-Son: Patrick Hudson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Illiopolis, IL. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
Heidi and Brian...Our sincere thoughts are with you both. Dick was always enjoyable to be with. We can recall so many fun and crazy times being with Dick in the 80's. The fishing tales were endless, the parties were endless and just the sheer enjoyment of Dick's presence was delightful. We remember times of hotel stays with your whole family and our kids. We remember many pool parties with our families. And we remember that Dick enjoyed life. We are sorry to hear of your loss and we will keep you in our thoughts.
Beth and Mark Summer
Beth and Mark Summer Jun 11 2015 12:00 AM
So very sorry to hear that your dad passed away. Hugs and prayers for all the family. Still remember those big model planes that hung in the garage. He was always a gentleman. Deepest Sympathy.
Shirley Adams Jun 10 2015 12:00 AM
Richard was such a warm and thoughtful person. He will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed chatting with him when he would come to the office to repair our equipment. My deepest and sorrowful sympathy goes out to all of you.
AMY WHITLOW Jun 9 2015 12:00 AM
AZALEA PLANT was sent by Katie and Joe Wojtena.
With Deepest Sympathy Love, Katie and Joe Wojtena
Katie Wojtena Jun 9 2015 12:00 AM
SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Dr. Susan Maurer .
Our deepest condolences to all of Richards family. He will be missed by many.
Susan Maurer Jun 9 2015 12:00 AM
I know that Dick has gone to a better place. A death of another classmate reminds us that life is finite and that no one will get out of this world alive.
2015 has brought me through open-heart surgery and the death of my sister Rae Ann who was living in Taylorville Care center. For those of us who are still here, we have work left to do even if we don't know what it is.
God bless the Havener family. There is comfort in knowing that his suffering is over and that you will see him again some day.
Jerrie Walterhouse Poulosophos Jun 9 2015 12:00 AM
I am so very very sorry for your loss..May the lord be with you and guide you through this very difficult time..my heart goes out to you.
Sharon Durbin Travis Jun 9 2015 12:00 AM
The passing of a classmate as Dick, is a strong signal for each of us to remember our times together, no matter how small, or how long ago. Dick had a knack of being around when we all needed him, so the loss to the family and friends has already been noticed. May he truly rest in peace, after battling a vicious enemy these years.
Joe Kester Jun 8 2015 12:00 AM
Heidi & Brian, I'll never forget the day your dad came to pick up Molly at our house at the end of his shift as a State Trooper. We were in 3rd or 4th grade. My mom went to door and admitted later he looked too good to be true. He was the most handsome man in a uniform anyone had ever seen. Brian, until the first time I saw you, when you were about a week old, I thought all babies looked alike. When I looked at you all I could say was "He looks just like Dick!" Your dad was a good guy and a sweet man. I'm sorry for your loss. Bless you both.
Kim Morton Jun 8 2015 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all who loved Dick.
Mr. & Mrs. David Hill Jun 7 2015 12:00 AM