Shawnee resident Richard Franklin Speers, 73, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at a local hospital.

Shawnee resident Richard Franklin Speers, 73, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at a local hospital.

Wake service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Catholic Church.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, June 14, at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Richard was born June 13, 1945, in Shawnee to Albert and Katherine (Junk) Speers.

He graduated from St Benedict High School.

In September 1985, he married Carolann (Koehler).

He worked for Shawnee Memorial for several years but also had worked at Wagon Wheel School as a counselor and at Union Street Store as a bookkeeper.

He enjoyed woodworking in his shop, watching cooking shows, hot air ballooning, and sports. Richard was a member of St. Benedict Church and the Knights of Columbus (4th Degree).

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother: Ted Speers, and two infant brothers.

Survivors include one son: Paul Speers of Shawnee; one daughter: Jessica Scull and husband David of Shawnee; three sisters: Patsy Jo Taylor of Shawnee, Mary Card and husband Gaylon of Michigan, and Bette Rowlett of Washington; one brother: John Speers and wife Cyndi of Oklahoma City; and several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.