Richard Allen Curtiss

Funeral services for Richard Allen Curtiss, 72, Lawrence, will be at 11 am Monday at Eudora Baptist Church, with Pastor Josh Monhollon officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Richard died Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at his home.

He was born September 10, 1947, in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Earl and Oma Lee Coleman Curtiss. He graduated from Lawrence High School and later served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked for the Lawrence Fire Department for several years before beginning employment with ICL, where he retired in 2011 after 34 years of service. In his spare time, Richard enjoyed woodworking, gaming, NASCAR, and collecting hats. He was a member of Eudora Baptist Church.

He married Bonnie S. Smith on August 14, 1970, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Aaron Curtiss and wife Teresa, Lawrence, and Shawn Curtiss and wife Kathy, also of Lawrence; his mother, Oma Lee Curtiss, Lawrence; two brothers, Donnie Curtiss and wife Brenda, Chubbuck, Idaho, and Joe Curtiss and wife Susan, Ellinwood, Kan.; and two grandchildren, Brent Curtiss and Alexis Walter. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie Curtiss, and a sister, Alice Clark.

The family will receive friends from 10 am until service time Monday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St.

Messages & Condolences

From Ellen Paulsen...

I just learned of Richard’s passing. So sorry. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.

From Ronald Lee...

Sorry to hear about Richard,I will always have pleasant memories of you both,

From Bob & Betty Robbins and family...

To the family of Richard.
We sorry to hear of your loss. I worked at FMC/Astaris where
Richard and Aaron worked for many years.

From Mike Leming...

Sorry for the loss of Richard, you in my thoughts and prayers.

From roger grammer and family...

Sorry to here of Richards passing. Will miss his joyful demeanor. Will be thinking of him and family we have lost and those living uor prayers and thoughts.

From Jean Coleman...

To the Curtiss Family. Richard was a wonderful person. He will be missed by many. He was a wonderful cousin of mine and I will miss him so much. Love & Prayers to all the family.

From Maurice and Gaila...

To Joe and Susan… sorry to hear of your loss. Sending you hugs and prayers

From Bob Howard...

Thoughts and prayers to the Curtiss Family, I worked with Richard and Aaron at FMC / Astairs before I retired and always enjoyed having coffee breaks with Richard, where we solved most of the country’s problems. Rest in Peace my Friend.

From Wanda dickey...

Will miss his smile, his teasing and his Christmas peanut brittle. A great friend who will be missed.

From Sue and Rob Howig...

Curtiss family – So sorry for your loss. We will miss Richard’s smiling face and sweet disposition – but what an addition to the heavenly family!

From Jason & Cassie Cargin...

We are so sorry for your loss. It is a great loss indeed. Loved seeing Richard at the coffee pot Sunday mornings and reading his FB posts throughout the week. He always made us laugh. He was an encourager and a blessing. He will be deeply missed. Heaven is fuller and more blessed with his presence!

From Cindy Hout...

To the Curtiss family. Richard was a great man and always so kind. Prayers to all of you.

From Kay Wittman...

Bonnie so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Thinking of you and your family.

From Dan and Kat Hines...

Oh Joe, we’re so sorry for your loss…prayers for his family and yours….again deepest sympathies

From Barb Ball...

Thoughts and prayers to the Curtiss Family.

From Leon & Linda Sobba...

Sorry to hear of your loss. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers

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