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Richard F. Stewart

July 9, 1932 July 23, 2019
Richard F. Stewart
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Obituary for Richard F. Stewart

CARBONDALE – Richard F. Stewart, age 87, passed away on July 23, 2019 at Manor Court of Carbondale.

He was born on July 9, 1932 in Waverly to Lee and Lucille (DeLong) Stewart. He married Venita Rae Lipe on April 17, 1954 in Carbondale and she preceded him in death on April 3, 2015.

Richard worked as a Landscape Designer at Southern Illinois University. He was a 50 year member of the Makanda Masonic Lodge #434.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Linda Stewart of Makanda; grandchildren, Natasha Winn, Laurel Rae Stewart and Ian Stewart; sisters, Marilyn Retzer and Elsie Sibert.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Velinda Lee Winn, two brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale with Rev. Wes Henson officiating. Burial will follow in Lipe Cemetery, Makanda. Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Carmi Children’s Home or Lipe Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.

To leave a story or memory of Richard visit, www.meredithfh.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

25

Jul

1:00 PM 7/25/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 7/25/2019 2:00:00 PM
G Meredith Funeral Home

300 S. University Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901

G Meredith Funeral Home
300 S. University Ave. Carbondale 62901 IL
United States

Service

Thursday

25

Jul

2:00 PM 7/25/2019 2:00:00 PM
G Meredith Funeral Home

300 S. University Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901

G Meredith Funeral Home
300 S. University Ave. Carbondale 62901 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lipe Cemetery Final Resting Place

Poplar Camp Road
Makanda, IL 62958

Poplar Camp Road Makanda 62958 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Lipe Cemetery

Baptist Children's Home

949 County Road 1300N
Carmi, IL 62821
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