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Richard Lee Bardwell

September 5, 1943 — July 5, 2019

Richard Lee Bardwell, age 75, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at Capital Region Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri.

One of 7 children, Richard was born September 5, 1943 in California, Missouri, to William S. and Mary J. Bardwell.

While working at the Shoe Factory in Tipton, Richard met Delores Yoest, whom he married September 18, 1971. They were blessed with a daughter and a son spent over 30 years of their married life together living in Tipton. Richard worked for a short time at Fischer’s under the 8-Ball in Tipton until he was employed by the State of Missouri as a correction officer at the prison in Jefferson City and eventually the prison in Tipton. For a short time after retirement, Richard worked at Tipton Oak Manor.

Richard enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching Mash and also westerns on TV. He loved his family, especially taking great joy from spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding Richard L. Bardwell in death are his parents William and Mary Jane Bardwell; brother Oliver (Buzz) Bardwell; sisters Phyllis Heavener and Carol Bardwell; niece Rhonda Heavener Bryant; nephews Danny Bardwell and Sean Eason.

Surviving Richard are his wife Delores of California, Mo.; son William (Billy) Bardwell and his wife Casey of Jefferson City, Mo.; daughter Patricia C. Taylor and her husband Matthew of California, Mo.; brothers Mark Bardwell and wife Rosemary and Gary Bardwell and wife Linda, all of California, Mo.; sister Kathy Eason of California, Mo.; brother-in-laws Jim Heavener of Kansas City, Mo., John Yoest and wife Chanry of Tipton, Mo., Dan Yoest and wife Guin of Washington, Mo.; sister-in-law Andrea Tilbury and husband J.W. of California, Mo.; grandchildren Anthony Stephen Pace and Joshua Matthew Taylor; great grandchildren Dylan Jones, Jade Pace Johnson, Hunter Toebben, Liam Marshall and Camden Pace.

Funeral service for Richard Lee Bardwell will be at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton, Mo. with visitation beginning at 5 p.m. until time of service.

Memorials for Richard are suggested to American Heart and American Diabetes Associations.

Online condolences may be submitted at www.meisenheimerfuneralhome.com.


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SERVICES
Visitation

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Meisenheimer Funeral Home - Tipton
545 Highway 50 E
Tipton, Missouri 65081

Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
7:00 PM

Meisenheimer Funeral Home - Tipton
545 Highway 50 E
Tipton, Missouri 65081

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