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1934 Richard 2020

Richard Gene Fuller

August 20, 1934 — November 13, 2020

Richard Gene Fuller, 86, of Strasburg, was born, August 20, 1934, in St. Clair, Missouri, the son of Laurel Wayne and Fannie M. (Griffin) Fuller. He departed this life, Friday, November 13, 2020, at the Crown Care Center in Harrisonville.

Richard attended school in St. Clair and moved to the Kansas City area in the mid 1950’s to attend an auto body repair trade school.

On March 9, 1958, he was united in marriage to Shirley Alice Eib in Kansas City. She preceded him in death in 1962.

He was employed as an Auto Body Repairman for the Kansas City Water department retiring on July 31, 1991. He enjoyed putting together model cars, watching television; especially old westerns, and dining out.

Richard was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Wayne Fuller; three brothers, Herman Fuller, Tom Fuller, and Bill Fuller; and one sister, Ethel Fay Sthalschmidt.

He is survived by one daughter, Sheryl (and John) Mertell of Buckner, Missouri; three granddaughters, Leslie Emerson of Panamas City Beach, Florida, Debra Benson of Independence, and Alice Reinheimer of Blue Springs; 7 great grandchildren; four sisters, Maxine Drusch of St. Louis, Ruth Key of St. Clair, Mary Grews of Manchester, Missouri, and JoAnn (and E.F.) Wade of San Antonio, New Mexico; other relatives and many friends.

Per Richards wishes cremation has been accorded. No services are scheduled. Inurnment will be in the Rice Cemetery, Raytown, Missouri, at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550
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