Richard D. “Cowboy” Mansur

Richard D. “Cowboy” Mansur, 70, of Independence, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Richard was born Dec. 1, 1942 in Carroll County, to George Kenneth and Mary Frances (Summers) Mansur. He married Patricia J. Atchison of Osage, Kans. May 26, 1962; she preceded him in death Oct. 6, 1998.

Richard worked at the General Motors Leeds Plant for 30 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the U.A.W. local #93. He was owner and operator of the Hamilton Bar and Grill. He lived most of his life in Independence.

Survivors include; two daughters, Teresa Barahona Baustista and her husband, Franklin of Hamilton, and JoAnna Morris of Independence; four grandchildren, Jason Dennis and his wife, Brandie, Amanda Nightingale and her husband, Justin, Kristen Morris and Michelle Morris; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Richard was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Eugene Mansur.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery, north of Hardin.

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