Richard Walcott Claytor
March 10, 1948  -  March 25, 2018

Richard Walcott Claytor


Graveside Memorial Service
Elk Falls Cemetery
Greenwood Street
Elk Falls, KS  67345
Monday, April 2, 2018
2:00 p.m.
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Elk Falls Cemetery
Greenwood Street
Elk Falls, KS  67345
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Shriners Hospitals for Children

Richard Walcott Claytor age 70 of Longton, KS passed away on March 25, 2018 at his home.

Richard was born in Wellington on March 10, 1948 to Thomas Mitchell and Alice Marie (Walcott) Claytor. He attended and graduated from Wellington High School. After graduation Richard began driving a cement truck until he bought his own semi owning and operating his own truck for numerous years.

Richard was married to Bertha Wilson, the couple was blessed with two sons and three daughters, losing one in infancy, they later divorced. Richard met Loretta Kay Edwards and the couple was united in marriage on May 9, 1982 to this union Richard gained three more sons and a daughter.

Richard and Kay owned and operated the Cozy In Café and later the Longton Grocery Store. Richard enjoyed trading, playing music, gunsmithing, building model trains, making knifes, and almost daily visits to find and trade treasures at the pawn shops. Richard was a little set in his ways and although reserved he did host some of the biggest events in Longton, the Blues on the Green and the annual Easter Egg Hunt. He was truly a jack of all trades having some knowledge in every field.

Richard’s memories will live on with his children Mark Claytor (Stacy) Jennifer McMillan (Josh) Dee Anna Claytor (Sheri), Bud Kill (Erin) Mack Kill, Ricky Kill (Carrie) and Stephanie Henning, grandchildren, Katrina Carr, Ashley Cook, Brett Henning, Hannah Henning, Byran Claytor, Emily Collins, David Jeter, Sean Claytor, Jerry Claytor, Cody Claytor, Cameron Claytor, Latonya Henry, Angie Madden, Kayla Dickey, Amber Claytor, Elizabeth Kill, Emma Kill, Spencer Kill, Madison Conder, Mckinzie Petersen, Callie Hartman, Bry Thomas, Taylor Thomas, Merrick McMillan, Kimberley Bina-Claytor, Angelina Bina-Claytor Juan Bina-Claytor, Aldo Bina-Claytor, Kevin Bina-Claytor, and several great-grandchildren, nieces Belinda and Faith Ann.

Richard now rests with his parents, his wife Kay, son Sean Claytor, infant daughter, and brother David Lee Claytor

Honoring Richard’s wishes, cremation has taken place under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Graveside memorial services will be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Elk Falls Cemetery at 2:00pm with Evangelist David Bycroft officiating. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Shriners Hospital for Children and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com


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  1. Scott and Michelle Ryden
    Independence, KS

    Richard was a very sweet person that we were honored to know. I enjoyed listening to his stories and listening to him playing guitar. Prayers for the family.

  2. Bryan Hurford
    Independence, KS

    To say he will be missed is an understatement, may Gods peace be with the family.

  3. Roy and Cheryl Dornes
    Gridley, KS

    Thinking of your family. Sending prayers and hugs

  4. Roy and Cheryl Dornes
    Gridley, KS

    Thinking of your family. Sending prayers and hugs

  5. Alexis Campbell (White)
    Bartlesville, OK

    I was definitely honored to have met this wonderful man. He treated me like one of his own from the very first time I met him. My heart goes out to his children, grandchildren, & extended family.

  6. Ginny Mechtley
    Elk Falls, KS

    My heart just aches for you all. Lots of hugs from your FAVORITE Aunty Ginny.

  7. Cathy Noland
    Denver, CO

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Richard was such a nice man, the community will certainly miss his presence.

  8. Cathy Noland
    Denver, CO

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Richard was such a nice man, the community will certainly miss his presence.

  9. Teresa Goodman
    Independence, KS

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him coming to Down home restaurant on Saturday afternoons for coffee and breakfast. Prayers of comfort for you

  10. Carol Keller
    Derby, KS

    Dee Anna, sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I will remember you and your family in prayers during this Holy Week.

  11. Judy Harder
    Longton, KS

    How precious was this man. Anytime I ran into him, he would have the biggest grin and a special greeting for me. Any time.
    Richard has been suffering since Kay crossed over and now they can be together and continue their special bond. RIP Richard. God be with the family as they celebrate his life. God bless you all.

  12. kathie baker newman
    moline, KS

    Prayer and sympathy to all of his children and grandchildren. Richard was one of a kind and I know he will be missed.

  13. Jennifer Walker
    Longton, KS

    Our sincerest condolences are with all of you. Richard was a good man who did many wonderful things for his community. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

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