Obituary of Richard Nation


Richard L. “Rick” Nation, age 54, resident of Fort Scott, Kansas died Wednesday April 5, 2023, at Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas after a lengthy battle with cancer. Rick was born in Fort Scott, Kansas to LD and Ruth Nation. He attended grade school at Mound City and Miami R-1 and graduated from Jayhawk Linn in 1987. He married Lisa Weddle in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 7th, 1997. Rick was an owner/operator of his dump truck for 15 years and then went to work for Union Pacific Railroad until the time of his passing. He was a man of many talents and could build anything from the ground up. We were truly blessed with a wonderful man that gave us the world.


Survivors of the home are wife Lisa, daughters Isabella, and Leah, and best furry companion Annie; parents LD and Ruth Nation, Butler Missouri; brothers Brent (Billie) of Hereford, Texas, Craig (Nikki) of Rich Hill, Missouri; sister Brenda (Travis) Anders of Adrian, Missouri; a daughter Kayla Poole, Pleasanton, Kansas; mother-in-law, Shirley (Tim) Goltra, father-in-Law, Ray (Connie) Weddle; bonus brother Steven (Stana) Weddle; sister and brother in-law Tessa (Adam) Feagins all of Fort Scott, Kansas. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Les and Dorothy Nation, maternal grandparents Edward and Margaret Higgins, and brother in-law Larry Lee Shirley.


Rev. Paul Rooks will conduct funeral services at 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 11th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Burial will follow in the Linnville Cemetery, Mound City, KS.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Monday evening at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to Nation Children’s Scholarship Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, Kansas 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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  1. All the best to the family. I got to know Rick well when I worked for Ash Grove and he had his truck. Just a grass roots good person without ever a cross word to say about anyone. What a loss.

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