Richard H. Veath

Richard H. Veath, 81, of Millstadt, Illinois, born Wednesday, September 24, 1930, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea, Illinois.

Richard attended Cathedral Grade and High School and then served in the United States Navy.  He began his employment with Illinois Power Company May 1, 1957 and retired May 1, 1994.  He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 309.

Mr. Veath was active in various organizations:  USS LA CA 135 Navy association, American Legion, Moose Lodge and Treasurer of Monday Morning Sr. Golf League (PSOP Volunteer).  He loved his garden, working with wood, music, dancing, his dog Buttons and people.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Father: Rudolf G. Veath 
  • Mother: Aurelia nee Meyer Schwarz 
  • Brother: Robert Veath
  • Former Wife and Mother of his three children: Sharol Sanders Rice

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Loveen "Lovey", nee Hiles Morineau-Veath whom he married Mar. 23, 1998
  • 2 Daughters
    • Karla S. (Dieter) Ambos of Apalachicola, FL 
    • Laurie E. (Michael) Boswell of Belleville, IL
    • Son: Thomas E. (Beth Kamp) Veath of Saint Louis, MO
  • Grandchildren
    • Elizabeth Boswell
    • Blake and Grant Veath
  • 4 Sisters
    • Joan Rogers of Bismarck, IL
    • Verna Lee McHugh of Belleville, IL
    • Mary Jane Braun of Belleville, IL
    • Carolyn (Kenneth) Metze of Belleville, IL
  • Sister-in-Law: Anna Mae nee Stroh Veath 
  • Many beloved nieces and nephews

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. James Catholic Parish, Millstadt, IL, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville 1773 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral procession to leave Kurrus Funeral Home at 10:00am November 2, 2011 for 10:30am Mass of Christian burial at Saint James Catholic Church, with Msgr. Marvin Volk officiating and High Priest Ron Solmon assisting.  Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for Richard H. Veath:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy to the entire family for the loss of such a nice person. Knew him from close friend and walking in laderman park. I'm sure he'll be missed

    jeanette Miles belleville IL 62226

    Lovey, I am so sorry for your loss. May peace, comfort, and assurance be yours in the days ahead.

    Judy Loyd Roxana Il 62084