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Obituary for Richard Joseph
Richard “Dick” Joseph, age 82, of Hume passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the VA Illiana Health System in Danville, Illinois. He was born on August 21, 1931 in Jasper County, Illinois to Charles Otis and Mary Elizabeth (Heady) Joseph. On August 4, 1967 he married Nancy Maurine Hires at the Metcalf Christian Church. He proudly served our country in the Army during the Korean War. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and earned a Korean Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars. Richard was a member of the Edgar County Masonic Lodge #829 and the Chrisman American Legion Post # 477. He enjoyed gardening, antique tractors and was an avid collector. Richard is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Joseph; three sons: Richard Wayne Joseph of Clarksville, TN, Timothy Otis (Joanne) Joseph of Canoga Park, CA and Armin Shane (Melissa) Joseph of Phoeniz, AZ; one brother, Eugene (Maxine) Joseph of Martinsville, IL, three sisters: Maxine (Melvin) Rawdin of Hume, IL, Jane Jones of Paxton, IL and Lois Ochs of Newton, IL; four grandchildren: Richard Wayne Joseph Jr. of Clarksville, TN, Dane Otis Joseph of Canoga Park, CA, Melissa (Matt) Allen of Danville, IL and Sarah Davis of Paris, IL and six great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, six brothers and three sisters. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Chrisman. A Masonic service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Young America Cemetery in Hume with full military rites performed by the Chrisman American Legion. For those who wish memorials may be made to the Chrisman American Legion.