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2019 05/18 – Richard R. Ford

2019 05/18 – Richard R. Ford

Richard R. Ford, age 79, of Salem passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Salem Township Hospital.

Funeral services for Richard Ford will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 10:30 am at Rogers- Atkins Funeral Home with Roger Findley officiating.  Burial will follow at Paradise Cemetery in Salem.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. An online obituary can be found at RogersAtkinsFuneralHome.com.

He married Ruth A. (Duke) Ford on August 11, 1958, in Mt. Vernon and she survives in Salem.  Survivors include his wife, children, Gena Jones and husband Curt of Kinmundy, Alan Ford and wife Donna of Salem, and Jana Powless and husband Rusty of Alma; sisters, Judy Mulvany of Salem and Donna Jackson of Springfield; grandchildren, Alison and husband Daniel, Nick and wife Mallory, Abbey, Michael and fiance Karly , Ashley and husband Curtis, Nathan, Noah and Katie; great-grandchildren, Ollie, Elijah, Noah, Natalie, Parker, Isaiah, Kaysen, Jonah, Anderson and Esme.

Richard was born on November 19, 1939, in Alma, IL to George and Grethel (Sullens) Ford.  Richard was preceded in death by his parent, three sisters, Fern Bernhardt, Betty Gottfried and Bernadine Ford and a brother Kenneth Ford.