Richard Leon Peterson, 60, of Wellington, MO. passed away Oct. 12, 2020 in Research Medical Center Hospital, Kansas City, MO.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Luke Evangelical Free Church, in Wellington, MO. Vistiation Friday
Oct. 16, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Christian Center, 710 MO-224 Wellington, MO. Masks and Social Distancing. Burial in Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, MO. Memorial Contributions can be made to: Richard L. Peterson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Richard was born June 10, 1960, son of Daniel Judson and Stella Mae (Huffman) Peterson in Richmond, MO. He graduated from
Wellington-Napoleon High School in 1978. Remained in the Wellington area all his life was employed by the City of Wellington, was the Mayor of Wellington for 20 + years, was a member of the Lions Club, EMT. and Fire Department of Wellington.

He was preceded in death by his Parents and 1 brother, Randy G. Peterson. He is survived by: Norma “Jean” Perry of the home. 3 Daughters: Angela E, McMullin (Jacob), Mary E. Farina , (Matthew), Misty M. Grosso all of Lexington MO. 3 sons: Richard L. Peterson, Jr. (Magen) of Higginsville, MO. James A. (Patrice) Perry, Georgia, Kellen T. (Tara) Perry of St. Joe, MO. Brothers: Daniel E. Peterson Oklahoma, David W. Peterson (Debra), John R. Peterson (Joyce) of Wellington, MO. Sisters: Beverly A. Patton (Daniel) Ark City, Kansas, Lesa G. Duensing (Shawn), Warrensburg, MO. 20 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, Many Nieces and Nephews.