Richard Utley, age 61 of Frontenac, KS passed away at 2:39 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2008 in the Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center, in Pittsburg. Richard was born Feburary 25, 1947 at Henderson, Kentucky, the son of William Lee and Margie (Richardson) Utley. He was an auto body person. He moved here from Chanute, Kan.

Richard Utley, age 61 of Frontenac, KS passed away at 2:39 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2008 in the Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center, in Pittsburg. Richard was born Feburary 25, 1947 at Henderson, Kentucky, the son of William Lee and Margie (Richardson) Utley. He was an auto body person. He moved here from Chanute, Kan.

Richard married Beatrice Maxton, October 5, 1963 at Las Vegas, Nevada. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include one daughter Lynn Spragg and husband Bob of Scammon; two sons Shane Utley and wife Jennifer of Chanute, and Shawn Utley and Companion Valerie of Oronogo, Mo; one sister Hilda Able of Pensacola, FL; two brothers William Utley of Joplin, and Steve Utley of Evansville, Ind. Fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at the Lone Elm Cemetery northeast of Columbus, with Jerry Lloyd officiating. Online condolences may be left at www.columbus-kansas.com/simpson. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home in Columbus.