Ebersole, Richard L., 85, longtime Embalmer / Funeral Director and owner of Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs, died Friday, March 24, 2017 in Spring View Manor, Conway Springs.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the United Methodist Church, Conway Springs with interment following in Conway Springs Cemetery.
Richard was born Nov. 17, 1931 to John Olin Ebersole and Mildred (Cline) Ebersole. He graduated from Conway Springs High School with the class of 1950 and continued his education at Phillips University; Kansas University, and later graduated from Wichita University in 1954.
He married W. Jean (Netherton) Flickinger on Aug. 1, 1954. They made their home in Bern, Kansas from 1954 to 1956 where he taught at Bern High School. Richard attended and graduated valedictorian from the Dallas Institute of Gupton Jones Mortuary School before serving his apprenticeship at the Elliott Mortuary in Hutchinson. He returned to Dallas Institute in 1958 to join the faculty as an instructor of Microbiology, Pathology and Public Health while also continuing his education at Southern Methodist University.