Richard Jennings Stretz

July 18, 1945January 6, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Thacher Funeral Home, BOONVILLE, MO.


Richard Jennings Stretz

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Janet Todorov

February 12, 2018

So sorry to hear of Richards passing . He was a sweet person.
May he rejoice in all the goodness God has to offer. May God bring comfort to his friends and family :(


January 26, 2018

To the family, may God be your strength in this time of sorrow." Happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4

Judith & Jeff Donaldson

January 22, 2018

What a wonderful friend we have lost. I was lucky to work and play with him for 15 years while he lived in Quartz Hills, CA. I have so many of his iris and daylily plants which he shared to remind me of him. I loved having our lunches in his garden and dinner at George's. A generous and loving person who will be missed

Timothy Farris

January 17, 2018

I am privileged to have known you Richard, I will always remember our long talks and conversations. May you rest in paradise until we meet again my friend.

January 15, 2018

I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" (Isaiah 61:1, 2) sustain your family during this challenging time. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

Carole (Lammers) Moore

January 11, 2018

Dick and I were classmates and worked together at the Lyric Theatre when it was a movie house back in 1953. He worked selling concessions and I sold tickets.
After the movie started and business was quiet we'd walk down the aisle to the
back of the theatre where there was a ping pong table and play ping pong for a while. He was good at putting a backward spin on the ball and mostly I lost. That was okay. We had fun. He was always kind to me and very funny. A nice guy. Good memories of him.

Dennis & Pat Day

January 10, 2018

Dick and I were classmates and very good friends all through grade and high school. We lost touch for a number of years and reconnected when Dick lived in CA. After he moved back to Boonville my wife and I visited with him yearly when we visited my sister and other relatives and friends. One of the times when we visited him at his care center in Moberly we took him out for dinner. We asked Dick if he needed to "check out" and he said no (we didn't fully realize his mental state at that time) so we headed to a favorite restaurant of his. When we returned to the care center later we were greeted by unhappy care center staff. They noticed that Dick had disappeared and were very concerned about him. They had called Stephanie to she if she knew where Dick was and were actively searching for him. We apologized for the oversight and things returned to normal. We always enjoyed reminiscing about our old Boonville exploits, seeing what he was doing in his garden, hearing about his theater experiences and looking at his photo albums. He was obviously a very talented actor.