Dewitt Obits

Richard E. Lichty of Heyworth

Richard E. Lichty, 61, Heyworth, passed away at 7:31 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 3, 2013) at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth. The Rev. Vernon Oakley will officiate. Burial will be in Randolph Township Memorial Cemetery, Heyworth. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, Chicago.

Mr. Lichty was born Sept. 24, 1952, in Bloomington, son of Robert E. and Barbara Jean Bebout Lichty. He married Sue A. Arthington on Aug. 7, 1976, in Heyworth. She survives in Heyworth.

Also surviving are his mother, Barbara Jean Lichty, Normal; son, Reid E. Lichty, San Jose; and sister, Deborah J. (Douglas) Stueber, Lac du Flambeau, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Richard was a member of Heyworth Christian Church, Heyworth; Mohamed Shrine Temple, Peoria; and a past member of Wade Barney Lodge 512 AF&AM. He drove a Tin Lizzy in parades and was a former volunteer fireman for the Randolph Township Fire Department.