Richard Allan (Dick) Bushey

Richard Allan (Dick) Bushey, age 72, a retired Wichita Fire Department Captain and former security officer for Wesley Medical Center, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Minneola District Hospital in Minneola, Kansas. He was born May 25, 1945, in Iola, Kansas, the son of Mitchell and Anna (Wilson) Bushey.

Richard graduated from Iola High School with the class of 1963. He then attended Allen County Junior College and Wichita State University. Richard married Betty Horn on August 22, 1965 in Iola, Kansas. He was a certified EMT, Red Cross instructor and received his Fire Science Certification. He liked to hunt, fish and bowl in his younger years and spent several years coaching Girls Youth Soccer, basketball and softball in Wichita. After moving to Rolla to be near family, he helped coach his granddaughters in several sports. He was a faithful fan of KU, the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals, but supported all Kansas Teams. Richard was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Rolla Hope, Rolla Booster Club, Rolla Lions Club and the Rolla Cemetery Board.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of 51 years; daughter, Audra Michelle (Shelley) Barrett and husband John of Rolla; two granddaughters, Casey and Kaleigh Barrett; one sister, Beth Sherrill and husband R. Dee of Estes Park, Colorado; and a host of in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents; and granddaughter, Kelsey.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Rolla with Pastor Mary Courtney officiating. Burial will follow at the Rolla Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, June 23, 2017, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Rolla Hope, Rolla Booster Club or any organization of your choice in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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