Richard Mansell, 69, of McLeansboro, died 6:52 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis. Mr. Mansell was born April 19, 1945, in Flannigan Township, the son of John Richard Foster Mansell and Georgia Bell (Dial) Mansell; they both preceded him in death. Richard graduated from McLeansboro Township High School in 1963. He then went into the United States Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper during the Domican Republic uprising. After serving in the Army, he returned home and worked as a farmer until his retirement. Surviving relatives include his sister, Jennie L. Upton and husband Gary L. of Tulsa, Okla., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Mansell was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Uriah D. Mansell. Services will be privately held. Visit www.hobbsjohnson.com to sign the memorial guestbook.
Published on  May 7, 2014