Richard K. Hazelwood, 63

Richard K. Hazelwood, 63


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Richard Keith “Rick” Hazelwood, 63, of Litchfield passed away at 11:25 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born April 12, 1953, in Carlinville, the son of Harvey Keith and Nancy Belle (Jones) Hazelwood. He married Diana Sue Durston on April 19, 1990, in Carlinville; she survives.

Mr. Hazelwood was employed by Litchfield CUSD 12 as a groundskeeper for 16 years; previously, he worked for National Maintenance and Schwan’s Frozen Food Distribution Center in Staunton. He was a member of Beacon Church in Litchfield, was an avid Cardinals baseball fan and animal lover, and enjoyed going to tractor pulls.

In addition to his wife, surviving are two daughters, Faith (Jeremy) Johns of Litchfield and Hope (Ronald) Stone of Creve Coeur; his mother, Nancy Hazelwood of Carlinville; his step-mother, Jean Hazelwood of Carlinville; three sisters, Wanda Grigsby of Carlinville, Donna Reed of Greenville and Paula Hazelwood of Carlinville; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; his father-in-law and best friend, William G. Durston; his mother-in-law, Mary J. Durston; and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Daniel and Kelly Durston.

Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, at the funeral home, with Pastor Jon Magnuson of Beacon Church in Litchfield officiating. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Litchfield.

Memorials may be made to Paws Care of Montgomery County or Beacon Church in Litchfield.

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