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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Richard Anthony Earnest

  • Richard Anthony Earnest, 56, of Palmyra, Mo., and formerly of Hannibal, Mo., died at 7:20 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at his home.
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  • Richard Anthony Earnest, 56, of Palmyra, Mo., and formerly of Hannibal, Mo., died at 7:20 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at his home.
    Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. The Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate.  
    Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of services Friday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
    Mr. Earnest was born July 20, 1956, in Hannibal, Mo., to John James and Bernadine Welch Earnest.
    He was married to Nancy Joyce Weiland Earnest on June 27, 1975, in Hannibal, Mo. She preceded him in death Sept. 30, 2009.
    Survivors include his father of Hannibal, Mo.; two children, Josie Earnest Evertsen (Chris) of State Center, Iowa, and Wade Earnest of Rawlins, Wyo.; two grandchildren, Brayden and Avery; one sister-in-law, Charla Earnest of Hannibal, Mo.; two brothers, Jeff Earnest (Gladys) of Monroe City, Mo.; Clint Earnest of Owensboro, Ky.; two sisters, Vicki Hudelson of Hannibal, Mo., and Nancy Earnest of Hannibal, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his mother; and one brother, John Michael Earnest.
    Mr. Earnest was a truck driver. He loved being outdoors, boating and being on the river. He enjoyed life and loved fishing with his grandkids.  Richard loved to host parties and family reunions and make sure everyone had a good time. He was a Christian by faith.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Cary Cancer Center, in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
    Online condolences may be made and video tributes viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.

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