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Richard A. "Bogey" Blubaugh
  • Memorial donations may be given to American Legion Post #24 or Kansans for Life in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home.

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“Bogey was a wonderful person. I knew him all my life since we went through school together until we graduated from MHS in 1964. We also played...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Mike Becker - Poquoson, VA

“I am so sorry for your loss! Bogey was such a great person, a genuine "nice guy", but fierce competitor as well. I will miss our basketball shooting...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Mike Brotz - Gardner, KS - Friend

“Lanell and Todd, There are no words to express our sorrow for your loss. We feel blessed to have known your family for many years. Steve...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Sue and Steve Layton - Lenexa, KS

“Rich and I worked together at Hospira. On manay occasions I had the opportunity to visit McPherson. Each time, there was Rich, always with a BIG...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Bill Hopkins - Lake Forest, IL

“Nell and Todd, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful Mom and Dad. Such a heartbreak that you are going through. Your parents were...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Dorothy Griffis - Lincoln, NE

“Rich was a very kind and generous man that touched many hearts and souls. He always had a kind word to say and a smile to share. Rich cared about...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa Thimmesch

“Lanell - I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless! ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Julie Faust - Lawrence, KS

“Lanell and Todd, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom and dad. They were great people and were always very nice and welcoming whenever we were over...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Matt Heidebrecht - Omaha, NE

“Lanell and Todd I worked with your dad through most of his years at Hospira or whatever you want to call it. I want you both to know how proud he...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Dawn Simpson - McPherson, KS

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Erin Swick - Aurora, IL - friend

“My heart aches for Lanell and her family. I have known her and her parents for many years and my memories of them as we were growing up are very...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Staci Schmid - McPherson, KS

“I am still in a state of shock from the news of their death. I knew Bogie for many years and feel he is one of the best ever. You have my deepest...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Ewald "E J" Bunk - Craig, CO

“Your folks were always so sweet. They were such a cute couple and always had smiles when I saw them at church, or outside of church. Our hearts...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Louie Potts Peterson - McPherson, KS

“Todd, one of my fondest memories of your dad was when I installed an engine for him in his Ford pickup. He was more worried about the alignment of...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Michael Cooper - St. Joseph, MO

“Nellie, I am so sorry. Just know that I love you & will keep you, Todd & your families in my prayers. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Chelle (Jennings) Carlson - KS

“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of both of your parents. I only knew them for a short time, but they seemed like wonderful people. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Laura Bogart - McPherson, KS

“Nellie and Todd, I am heartbroken to hear of your loss. Your parents were the very best. We loved them very much. If we can do anything for you,...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Dennis and Susan Swick - Aurora, IL

“I am sending my deepest condolences and am quite sad to read that 'Bogie' and his wife were killed in a car accident yesterday. He was a friend and...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Amy (Emilia Rygas) Kimmel - NC


Richard A. "Bogey" Blubaugh, 66, of McPherson, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013, along with his wife, Rael, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Reeds Spring, MO. Rich was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He worked at Hospira for over 35 years, primarily in the Human Resources Department.

Rich was born on November 12, 1946, in McPherson, KS, the son of Ralph P. "Rudy" and Loyette A. (Engelhardt) Blubaugh. He graduated from McPherson High School in 1964 and from Emporia State University. On August 20, 1972, Rich was united in marriage to Rael Schlesener in Emporia, KS.

He was a member of Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson and American Legion Post #24.

Survivors include: daughter, Lanell Griffith and husband, Brandon, of Topeka, KS; son, Todd Blubaugh of Seattle, WA; brother, Gary Blubaugh and wife, Joyce, of Lakewood, CO; sister, Bette Hook and husband, Bill, of Chandler, AZ; and two grandchildren, Jett & Jaxon of Topeka, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Countryside Covenant Church with Rev. Tim Holgerson officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the McPherson Cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday, June 19, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Countryside Covenant Church with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorial donations may be given to American Legion Post #24 or Kansans for Life in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.