Richard C. Howarth, age 79, of Chillicothe, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Banner Del E Webb Medical Center in Sun City West, AZ.
Dick was born on November 2, 1942 in Mendota, Illinois to Forrest and Shirley (McCoy) Howarth. He married Linda Kay Manessier on August 5, 1967 in Aurora, IL.
Surviving are his wife, Linda; his children, Matthew Howarth of Garland, TX, Sheri Howarth of Chicago, IL and Tanya (Casey) Peterson of Deer Park, IL; four grandchildren, Zachary Howarth, Julie Ann Howarth, Corey Peterson and Candice Peterson; and his sister, Pat (Gene) Des Rocher of La Moille, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dick was an Engineer for Caterpillar for 39 years, retiring in 2002. He was a very active member of the Chillicothe First United Methodist Church, a member of the Chillicothe Optimist Club, United Way and the Chillicothe Planning Commission. He was also the co-founder of the Shorewood Soccer League, which was founded in 1982 and is still going today. Dick loved playing golf and traveling, and he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Services will be held on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 11am at Chillicothe First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2022 from 4pm to 6pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe as well as one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Rev. Ron Martz will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services and burial of ashes will be at Chillicothe City Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his church. Online condolences may be made through www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com