The Obituary of Gene Richey

D. Gene Richey

Gene Richey, 86, of Fort Scott, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, January 17, 2024, at Medicalodges of Fort Scott. He was born March 14, 1937, in Bourbon County, Kansas, to John Richey and Lilian (Bailey) Richey. He married Margaret “Peggy” L. Rylander March 25, 1962, in Richards, Missouri. She preceded him in death August 13, 2008.


Gene lived his entire life right here in Fort Scott. He graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 until 1961. He retired from the Western Insurance Co. and American States after thirty-plus years in 1998.


Gene is survived by his son Jeffrey and daughter-in-law Pam Richey, grandkids, Denise Engelhardt, Lucas Marshall, and Christopher Richey; great-grandson Carter Richey, and sister Peggy Mason. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife Peggy, of forty-six years, he was also preceded in death by his brother, John Richey, his sister Jackie Peterson, and his nephew, Johnny Richey.


Services for Gene will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2024, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.

Private family burial due to inclement weather will be at the Fort Scott National Cemetery following the service. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at




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