Memorial services for Richard Rist, 66, Lawrence, will be 1 pm, Sat., July 31, 2021, at River City Church. He died Friday, July 23rd, 2021, in Lawrence, KS at his home.
He was born on April 18th, 1955, in Lawrence, KS, the son of Floyd and Lottie Rist. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1973, and started his career at Hallmark shortly after. In 2007 he went out on long term disability due to health concerns, and he retired in April 2020.
Mr. Rist was a member of River City Church in Lawrence, KS. He and his wife Janene Rist enjoyed volunteering through their church, he was always a man to give.
He married Janene Rist on August 22, 2011 in Lawrence, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three stepsons, Brandon, Dustin, and Sean Reese all three of Lawrence; a brother, John Rist, Sister in law, Terri Rist, and niece Lauren Rist, of Arizona; two nieces Katy and Kristina Foster of Overland Park, KS; grandson Liam of Tulsa, OK and six grandchildren of Lawrence.
A son, Jake Barnes, died August 5th, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the Family will receive them 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The family suggests memorials be sent to the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.
Messages & Condolences
So sorry to read about Rick’s passing! I was out of town and I just found out! Never will forget all the good times in LDC at Hallmark! Rick was a great guy and he will always be remembered as a highlight of working with the 2nd shift Hallmark gang!
RIP my friend!
Dear John and Teri, Sorry to hear about your brother and B-I-L. I did not know him but I knew you two from working at your CPA’S in the early 90s, when you owned the sub shop. I worked with Trish. Phyllis Fantini
MY brother and I were privileged to have Wprked with Rick at Hsllmark Cards Lawrence plant for over 30 years. He always left me smiling or in stitches with his humor. He will always be remembered in my heart as a very good friend.
Rick I look forward to seeing you again one day. Rest in Peace my friend
So sorry to here about Rick he will be missed by many.I worked with him in large die cut and he was always very kind and if I had trouble he would always help. Sending prayers to the family.
To Rick’s family, I am so very sorry for your loss. He is a person none of us will ever forget. He was so fun, sweet, kind and just plain mischievous. My years in LDC 2nd shift Hallmark would not have been near as fun without him. RIP dear Rick
Janeane and family,
Praying you will find some level of comfort of his life, lived well and the memories he made with you.
You will be missed, all the good times at hallmark, all the pranks we exchanged, my giving you the nickname “Big Bird” from that
yellow outfit you wore. I have lots of fond memories of you dear friend.
To Rick’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. When I started at Hallmark Rick was the stock handler in the Bow dept. and one of the first people I met. He was so funny and kind to me. He was quite the character, but i will always remember his smile. RIP sweet Rick
So long old pal, you were definitely a legendary member of the “ Animal House” that was 2nd shift LDC. The reunion in Heaven with Bill and Bruce oughta be entertaining. Love ya brother.
So sorry to hear about Rick. I have known him for 50 years. Rick was funny, kind, and giving. He will be missed by anyone whose lives he has touched.
I worked with Bird for many years at Hallmark and he always found a way to make you laugh. I’ll remember fondly all our pranks and adventures. RIP Rick, you were one of a kind.
Rick always put a smile on my face every time I saw him! RIP dear cousin, you will be missed.
Dear family, so very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Although I did not know him for years, the time I did know him I found a man that was happy, kind and sincere. He was so nice and I will miss his smile and happy ways. Wishing peace to your family at this sad and difficult time.
Rick made for some great Hallmark memories. The world lost a good one.
Janene, I am so sorry for your loss. Rick was a great guy, so friendly and caring. He would come to our house and play cards , loved his sense of humor . RIP our friend.
Bird as I knew him was a great friend he will be missed .
With deep sympathy to Rick’s Family and friends. I did not know of his health issues. I am sure he kept a positive attitude dealing with it. As others have shared, Rick was a joy to work with. He illuminated the Hallmark work atmosphere with laughter. Thank You, Rick we were blessed with your great humor as well as your integrity as a co-worker and friend.
Bessie and family, So sorry for your loss! Judy Holland
RIP, old friend! You always brought laughter wherever you went.
So sorry for your loss Richard and I went to Lawrence High together. He was such a sweet wonderful person. He will be greatly missed
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers
So sad about Rick. One of the true characters and good friend at Hallmark. Rest In Peace.
This is so sad after working for many years in large die-cut with him. We were just talking about Rick at our last retiree luncheon.
Shaking my head in disbelief and then, as always when dealing with ‘Bird’, a big smile.
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