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Daniel “Richard” Woodworth

Daniel Richard Woodworth, age 86 years, passed away on January 19, 2023, at Good Samaritan Society of Hutchinson, KS. He was born June 11, 1936, in Satanta, KS, to Norval Winston and Vida Yvonne (Baty) Woodworth. Richard lived most of his life in Dodge City, KS and was a graduate of Dodge City Senior High School, Dodge City Community College and Fort Hays State University. On August 19, 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Patsy E. Rowton. Richard and Patsy began their teaching careers in Jetmore and Holyrood, KS before settling in Dodge City. Richard taught civics and coached at the middle school and high school levels until his retirement. His family was his true passion and he was never happier than when he could share his hobbies (boating. fishing, hunting and golfing) with them. Richard was raised in the Methodist faith and never veered from that foundation of love and faith and commitment to justice and equality for all.He was a kind and generous man with a big heart.

Richard is survived by his children and their families: Pam (Charles) Pierce, Hutchinson, KS (Sarah and Kevin Reade and children William, Elizabeth, and Jackson; Andrew Pierce and Adrianne Ghio); Jeff (Denise) Woodworth, Ellis, KS (Erin and Charlie Bauer and children Cassidy, Caden, and Stormie and son

CJ, Cinzly, Conrad, and Cally; Tara and Brevin Labarge and children Grayson, Wyatt and Parker; Toby and fiancé, Delany); Karen (Mario) Garcia, Lacrosse, KS (Joey and Bailey Garcia and sons Everson and Max;

Jeremy and Gaby Garcia and son Harrison; Jack Garcia and fiance Tylor; Emma Garcia and daughter Halle), Kathy (Bill) Keeley, Lacrosse, KS (Mitchell and Kylie Keeley and daughter Lainey; Olivia Rice and children Brady and Rosalynn; Kip and Tessa Keeley). He also leaves behind his sisters, Sharon Woodworth and Geri Hill; sister-in-law, Ellen Rowton; as well as his beloved extended family of nieces nephews and dear friends.

Richard was preceded in death by infant son, Larry Brent, his parents, his wife, his brother Wayne (and Wayne's wives, Mary Ann and Pat), and brother-in-law, Bob Rowton.

Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson, KS.

Friends may sign the book from 9:00 a m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at Elliott Mortuary.

Those wishing to view the service online can find a livestream link in Richard's obituary on the Elliott Mortuary website

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Bright Beginnings Early Education Center, Nutrition Program (c/o Dodge City Public Schools) or Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (Hunter Education In Our Schools Program), both in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

Arrangements made with Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson and Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City, KS.


Elliott Mortuary & Crematory
1219 N. Main St.
Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
(620) 663-3327