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Richard W. Ford

August 15th, 1946 – January 20th, 2024

Richard W. Ford, 77, of Havana, IL, passed away at 9:09 pm on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Mason District Hospital in Havana. He was born on August 15, 1946, the son of Elmer and Genevieve (Dobson) Ford. Richard married Rose Davis on November 4, 2006 in Lewistown, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are his children; Theresa (and Rick) Abbadusky of Clarksville, TN, Leota (and Fred) Carrigan of Norris, IL, Thomas Zeglen of Canton, IL, Misty (and Dick) Brown of Banner, IL, Kristina Berry of Brereton, IL, Jason Ford of Nashville, TN, J.R. (and Daphne) Smith of Bath, IL, Lucas (and Kristen) Gebhardt of Springfield, IL, and Samuel (and Kristen) Donovan of Camp Lejeune, NC, 31 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter, six brothers; Charles Ford of Springfield, OH, Michael (and Debbie) Ford of Smithfield, IL, Patrick Ford of Mississippi, Steven “Pete” (and Kim) Ford of Ipava, IL, Kenneth (and Lori) Ford of Lewistown, IL,and James (and Billie) Ford of Tennessee, and two sisters; Jean Peters and Debbie (Randy) Ward both of Astoria, IL

He is preceded in death by one daughter, Trisha Smith, and one sister, Janice Dick.

Richard was a United States Army Veteran, serving from 1968 to 1969.

Richard was man of many talents with his last employment at Caterpillar in Peoria, working for Securitas.

He was a member of the Lewistown VFW Post 5001. He loved to fish, have coffee at McDonalds and Hardees with the boys, read and collect William Johnstone, Zane Gray and Louis Lamour books. He enjoyed 1960’s and 70’s music, online auctions, purchasing collectables and coins for his collection. He was a master solitaire player.

A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Friday, January 26, 2024 at the Woodland Cemetery in Astoria, IL. Pastor John Vaughn will be officiating. Military Rites will be provided by the Astoria American Legion Post 25 and the Lewistown VFW Post 5001. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, January 25, 2025 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL.


January 22nd, 2024

So sorry for your loss Rose. Sending my Thoughts & Prayers for All of the Family's. Hugs to you also Rose. Sue Palmer & Family's

January 22nd, 2024

So so sorry for your loss, Rose.💔

January 22nd, 2024

So sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Deb Park

January 22nd, 2024

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers are sent for the family. -Dan and kathy Herrick

January 22nd, 2024

My Heart & My Thoughts are with you all. Uncle Richard you will always loved and missed

January 22nd, 2024

So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Paul and Carol Stambaugh

January 22nd, 2024

So sorry for you Siblings and his Daughter's loss. You are in our prayers. Jim & Billie Ford ) one of the siblings)

January 22nd, 2024

Sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one Richard was a very good person. Treated me well. Tammy Parry Baldry

January 22nd, 2024

Our deepest sympathy to the family in Richard's passing. May God watch over everyone. Lorenda and Alvin Spilker.

January 23rd, 2024

Misty so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Patty

January 24th, 2024

I am so sorry for you and your families loss Rose. Melanie Pierson

January 27th, 2024

We are very sorry for your loss and pray for comfort and peace for all who loved Richard. Wendell and Alice Clanin