Richard Lewis Prouty, 52, died Sunday (October 30, 2016) in rural Moundridge, Ks.
He was born on December 16, 1963 in Newton, Ks., the son of Theodore Earl and
Phyllis Lefort Prouty. Richard was raised and attended schools in Hesston, Ks. He
was very active in F.F.A., and enjoyed auto mechanics. He graduated from Hesston High School
Richard joined his brothers working for their father in Prouty Truck Lines. For many
years Richard traveled across the country for their family "farm to market" business.
Shortly after his dad, Ted's death in 2009 the business was sold.
The past few years Richard has been a wonderful caretaker to his mother and
grandmother. From taking them on their daily errands to making sure they had
some recreational fun, Richard was devoted.
Richard never met a stranger, he enjoyed visiting with people on his travels through
life. He was very caring and helpful to those in need.
He was a lifelong member of St. Mary' Catholic Church in Newton.
Survivors include his mother Phyllis Prouty of the home in Hesston; brothers Rick of
Hesston, Ted "Butch", Jr. and his wife Dee of Sedgwick; sisters Lisa Schmidt and her
husband Kevin of Sedgwick, and Maggie Smet and her husband Craig of Newton;
grandmother Marceline Lefort of Garden City, Ks.; 16 nieces and nephews; and 10
great nieces and nephews.
Richard is preceded in death by his father Ted;grandparents A.R. Lefort, Wilbur
and Wilhemina Prouty; and his longtime companion Carol Berg.
The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 7:00 P.M., Thursday (November
3, 2016) at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday (November 4, 2016)
at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newton. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1pm on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to Caring Hands Humane
Society or St. Mary's School Chapel fund. Contributions may be sent to Broadway
Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.