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Dr. Richard E. Jeffreys

July 2, 1942 ~ December 7, 2017 (age 75)

Dr. Richard Eugene Jeffreys of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 5:12 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne, Indiana at the age of 75.   He was surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who sang and prayed as he was ushered from this life to the next.  

He was born on July 2, 1942 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to Robert Earl Jeffreys and Mary Jane (Cooley) Jeffreys.  On August 28, 1965 he was married in Morgantown, West Virginia to Kathy J. (Becilla) Jeffreys, who survives. 

He had a love of learning and earned his Bachelors degree, his Masters degree, and received his PhD in Biochemistry from West Virginia University.  Richard moved to Kosciusko County, Indiana in 1975 and retired as a professor and chair of the Biology Department from Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana after 40 years teaching hundreds of students.  He was a member of Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, enjoyed gardening, walking and most of all he loved his family.  

Richard will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Kathy J. Jeffreys (Warsaw, Indiana); son:  Dwight D. (Leslie) Jeffreys (Warsaw, Indiana); and his daughter:  Rachel M. (Jeff) Grose (Warsaw, Indiana).  He also leaves behind seven grandchildren (all of Warsaw, Indiana):  Lucas (Emily) Grose; Derek, Jack and Lauren Grose; Kyrsta (Adam) Lenon; Andrew (Hannah) Jeffreys; Brenna Jeffreys; four great-grandchildren:  Daniel, Jacob, and Oliver Lenon; and Alden Jeffreys; and three brothers:  Robert E. (Sandy) Jeffreys Jr. (Hopewell, Virginia); Edward D. (Barbara) Jeffreys (Vero Beach, Florida); Daniel L. (Sheila) Jeffreys (West Virginia).  He was preceded in death by his parents.           

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.  There will also be viewing an hour prior to the service at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

His funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, Indiana and officiated by Pastor Bruce Barlow.  A private family graveside service will take place at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.   

Memorial donations in Richard’s name may be directed to Grace College and Theological Seminary, 200 Seminary Drive, Winona Lake, Indiana  46590 to go towards The Aspire Campaign-Science Center; Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, 1200 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, Indiana  46590 to go towards Imagine the Potential; or to Feed My Starving Children, P.O. Box 272, Winona Lake, Indiana  46590 and would be appreciated by the family. 


 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
December 12, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home
225 Argonne Road
Warsaw, IN 46580

Visitation
Tuesday
December 12, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home
225 Argonne Road
Warsaw, IN 46580

Visitation
Wednesday
December 13, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church
1200 Kings Highway
Winona Lake, IN 46590

Funeral Service
Wednesday
December 13, 2017

10:00 AM
Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church
1200 Kings Highway
Winona Lake, IN 46590


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