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Richard Ford Obituary

TOPEKA, KS – Richard D. Ford, 49, of Topeka, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. He was born July 17, 1968, in Junction City, Kansas, the son of Ralph and Juanita (Steward) Nelson and adopted by Rex E. and Scarlett A. (Wing) Ford.

Richard attended Shawnee Heights High School. He was a self-employed tile setter. He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Survivors include his companion, Cara Wade, children, Dylan, Sydney and Kayla Ford all of Topeka, his parents, Rex and Scarlett Ford of Tecumseh, siblings, Scott (Mechele) Ford of Topeka, Laurie Ford of Denver, Colorado, Stuart (Lisa) Ford of Topeka, Ralph (Cindy) Nelson of Topeka, Anita New of Garnett, Kansas, Ed (Christina) Nelson of Topeka, Les Nelson of Topeka, Vinita Regnier of Concordia, Kansas, Gary (Karen) Nelson of Topeka and Larry (Valerie) Nelson of Topeka and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at Fellowship Bible Church. Private inurnment will take place in Marion Hill Lutheran Cemetery in Dwight, Kansas at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, Kansas 66606.