Ellis Fay Richey, 80
Ellis Fay Richey, 80, of Sedalia, died Monday, August 17, 2015, at Four Seasons Living Center, Sedalia. He was born on July 29, 1935, at Sedalia, Missouri, a son of William Fay and Anna Dorothy (Collins) Richey.
He was raised in Sedalia by his mother and step-father, Berley Robert O'Dell. In 1957, he was married to Marilyn Gregg. This union was blessed with the gift of four children: Dianne, Patricia, Beverly, and Michael.
He served his country honorably in the United States Navy, as a corpsman during peacetime and combat in various parts of the world, including Japan, Korea, and Vietnam and as an X-ray technician and instructor stateside. After 20 years, Ellis retired from his Naval service in 1972. He then worked as an X-ray technician at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia.
In 1991, he married Elizabeth Seifert, who survives of the home. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sedalia. He enjoyed participating in numerous sports over the years, including swimming, baseball, fast-pitch softball, hunting, fishing, bowling and playing golf.
Besides his wife, Elizabeth, he is survived by:
two daughters, Dianne Dyer of Sedalia and Patricia Slater of Jefferson City;
his son, Michael Richey and Glenda of Emporia, KS;
ten grandchildren; and
He was preceded in death by his father, William Fay Richey, his mother and step-father, Dorothy and Robert O'Dell, his daughter, Beverly Lynn Richey Noel, and his son-in-law, Dan Slater.
Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2015, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sedalia. Military honors will be at noon, Friday, August 21, 2015, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until service time on Friday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Crossroads Hospice in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.