of Lenexa, KS
February 2, 1952 - June 22, 2022
Richard Franklin St John, Ricky, of Lenexa, Kansas passed from this life surrounded by his loving family on June 22, 2022. Ricky was born on February 2, 1952, to L. C. and Jane St. John Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Cindy, of 43 years. His daughter, Sherry Rowell and son-in-law, Jeff and granddaughters, Ashleigh and Lauren of Arlington, TN. His daughter, Kim Lakin and son-in law, Chris and granddaughters, Kennedy and Avery of Olathe, KS. His son, John St John and daughter-in- law, Lauren and grandson, Willet and granddaughter, Stella of Olathe, KS. His sister, Mary Jane Utley and brother-in-law, Gerald of Marion, AR. Niece, Kelly Stephens and husband, Richard and great nephew, Brett of Marion, AR. Nephew, Brandon Stripling, of Memphis, TN. His sister-in-law, Debbie Isbell and Tad of Hot Springs, AR. Nieces and Nephews, Tiffany Isbell, Cortney Gaines, Bo Isbell and Daniel Isbell. Ricky's life began on the farm in Lee County, AR. He shared his Daddy's love for the land. After graduation, he began his career with Malone and Hyde and Fleming Companies and worked there for 30 years. Ricky retired from IGA after 20 years in December 2020 as an exceptional Area Director. Ricky's heart remained on the farm. After the loss of his parents, Ricky and Mary Jane continued the family farm, forming RMJ St John Farms. Ricky found great joy walking the cotton fields with Mary Jane reminiscing of a childhood filled with love. Ricky was taught by example. His love for His Lord, his family kindness to everyone. Ricky had never met a stranger and was friends with everyone he met. His "Lingle Lane" friends and neighbors were infamous. Ricky enjoyed life to the fullest. His pride and joy were his wife, his children and specially his precious grandchildren. Celebration of Life will be Monday, June 27 at Lenexa Baptist Church, with Visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with a service at 7:00 p.m. Service will be on Wednesday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at Roller Citizens Marianna in Marianna, AR. The family would like to recognize AdventHealth Cancer Center and Hospital for providing excellent compassionate care for Ricky and his family during the nine months he courageously fought lung and brain cancer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the AdventHealth Foundation Cancer Center or to Lenexa Baptist Church Missions. Please join our family in prayers for a cure for cancer!
What a wonderful man! Warm smile and always made you feel special!
So sorry to hear about Ricky. We started to school at Aubrey together and one of my best friends. He was always kind and a very special person. He will be missed.
I am so sorry to hear about Ricky, He was a very special person in my Life. Prayers to all of his Family!!!!!!
We are so sorry for your loss, Ricky was such a great person.