Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Obituary - Richard Edward DeFries

Richard Edward DeFries, age 74, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. A prayer service will follow at the funeral home at 5:00 p.m.

Richard was born in Kansas City, Missouri on December 15, 1946 to Richard Edwin DeFries and Thelma (Cosgrove) DeFries. After graduating high school, Richard served his country in the United States Navy from July 30, 1965 to May 23, 1969. In the late fall of 1968 he was joined in marriage with his wife, Linda (Tannery) on November 30th in Kansas City, Missouri. Their union was blessed with two children. Richard worked most of his life as a painter, paper hanger & 6 years as business agent. He was a retired member of District Council #3 Painters Union & worked in the retirees club. In life Richard enjoyed fishing, camping, drawing, painting, growing plants, helping others and making those around him laugh

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Thelma DeFries.

He is survived by his wife of over fifty-two years, Linda DeFries; son, Mark DeFries (Monica); daughter Sara Chaney (Brian); three sisters, Patricia Clingenpeel, Carol Moore, and Diane Russell; two brothers, James DeFries and George DeFries; three grandchildren, Destiny Day (Aaron), Breanna Chaney; and Dalton DeFries; and two great grandchildren, Adelynn and Jensen.

Per the family’s request, please do not send flowers, instead consider a contribution in Richard’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at or the City Union Mission at

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