Richard Allen Quinn

February 19, 1947July 18, 2018

Richard Allen Quinn, 71, of Belle, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Dorothy Quinn, and sister, Martha Jane Cook He is survived by his siblings, Sam (Mary Lou) Quinn, Joyce Jeffery and Rebecca (Lee) Turley, all of Belle and Ruth Ann Hammer of Handley. The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Andrew Quinn officiating. The burial will follow the service at Simmons Creek Community Cemetery, Belle. The visitation for family and friends will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. Thank you to Valley Center staff and the staff of Rescare who helped care for him through the years.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 21, 2018

Richard Allen Quinn

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Wayne Halstead

July 20, 2018

Richard holds a special place in my heart. I met him in 1991 when I started working at Shawnee Hills. I was a direct care staff, working with him and his good friend, James. They were the first people I had the privileged of working with. Even after I advanced into management and administrative positions, at Shawnee Hills then at ResCare, I always made sure Richard was residing in one of my homes and was being taken good care of.
I have always kept a picture of him and James with me, hanging in my office.
Richard was a pleasure to be around. I can still here him saying, "Mommy said..." or "Sammy Quinn said..."
He had a sharp memory. He went with me to see my sister in the hospital on the day she was having a mastectomy. I introduced him to all of our family and friends in the waiting room. He spoke to each one of them and shook their hands. He said a prayer for my sister. Years after that, I could ask him who my sister was and he would say, "Sister Diane"...I would then ask him what was wrong with her, he would respond, "She had cancer and was in the hospital." I would ask him who all was in the waiting room when we went to see her, the day of her surgery and he would name each person he met that day in the waiting room. Sometimes, just out of the blue, he would ask me how Sister Diane was doing. I always found that amazing.
Once I was taking one of our new Executive Directors around to some of the homes to see and to meet the people who lived in them. When we were leaving Richards home, he asked, "Wayne, are you going back to the office to do your billing?" Richard never missed a thing.
I will miss knowing such a kind soul is no longer here on this earth with us, but will rejoice in the fact that he is now with his dear family and his friend, James, that have all gone on before him.
Rest in Peace, Sweet Richard!