Richard L. “Dick” Caruthers, 74, of Pratt, and formerly of Russell and Marquette, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Kingman Community Hospital.
He was a farmer, feedlot operator, and an oil field roughneck.
Richard was born on Aug. 19, 1939, in Langley, Kansas, the son of Thomas Richard and Ruth Esther (Zimmerman) Caruthers.
He graduated from Marquette High School and served in the National Guard from 1959 to 1960.
 Survivors include: companion, Ethel Nall of Pratt; children, Tamara Rader of Burlington, Richard Caruthers Jr. of Torrington, Wyoming, Elizabeth Turner and husband, Ray, of Valley Center, and Julie Vogts and husband, Milton, of Canton; brother, Wayne Caruthers and wife, Shirley, of Midland, Texas; sister, Martha Faust of Charlevoix, Michigan; 11 grandchildren, Jarrod Caruthers, Dalton Rader, Austin, Katie, and Duncan Caruthers, Abraham Vanek, Gabriel Vanek, and Madison Turner, Tashley Stockham, Kassidy van der Hoeven, and Paige Vogts; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Linda Caruthers and Ruby Palmer, and brothers, Keith and Charles Caruthers.
 The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Rev. Lynn Scott officiating. The inurnment of the cremains will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Geneseo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at