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Richard "Dick" Romig Sheets, 99, of Leoti, Kansas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on September 28, 2023. He was born on March 11, 1924, in Topeka, Kansas to Edvin and Hazel Sheets.
Dick was a loving husband to his late wife, Rosamary, who passed away March 8, 2020. She truly was the love of his life as evidenced by the suitcase of love letters they each wrote to each other before they married and have saved throughout the years.
Dick was a devoted father to his children and is survived by; son, Scott Sheets and his wife Vicki of Brewster, Kansas, daughter, Becky Miller and her husband Richard of Leoti, Kansas, daughter, Peggy Wolken and her husband Dan of Gravette, Arkansas, and son, Ted Sheets and his wife Brenda from Poteau, Oklahoma. He took great joy in his role as a grandfather to Sondra (Jeff) Brown of Riverton, Wyoming, Beau (Tara) Sheets of Riverton, Wyoming, and Tad Sheets of Woodward, Oklahoma, Drew (Rachel) Miller of Lakin, Kansas and Lindsey Miller of Dallas, Texas, Jessica Wolken of Gravette, Arkansas and Spenser (Maura) Wolken of Knoxville, Tennessee, Colton (Holly) Sheets of Houston, Texas, and Lucas Sheets of Austin, Texas. Dick had 13 great-grandchildren, Jalee, Macee and Blaine Brown of Riverton, Wyoming; Kamdyn, Ty, Clay, Kynnedy and Karsyn Sheets of Riverton, Wyoming; Emma, Kate, Luke and James Miller of Lakin, KS; and Frances Ann Sheets of Houston, Texas.
Dick is also survived by his sisters, Dorothy Ann Streeter of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Virginia Lee Fryer of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and his brother, Scott Sheets of Los Molinos, California.
Dick had a strong faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and dedicated his life to sharing his love for Christ with others. He lived his life as an example of that love, always pointing people towards Christ. He was an original member of Christ Covenant EPC Church in Leoti. He and Rosamary served in the church for many years.
Dick enlisted in the Army Air Corps right after his high school graduation and was trained and served as a pilot and flight instructor in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was known for his skill in aerobatics and his passion for flying which he continued after his service to his country.
Dick loved to golf and he and his wife, Rosamary, were regulars on the golf course in Leoti. They enjoyed many hours together and with friends on the course. He and his beloved Rosamary also cherished the time they would spend at their son Scott’s ranch near Brewster Kansas. They were quite handy and took enormous pride in checking and fixing the miles and miles of fence.
Another one of Dick's favorite pastimes was spending time in the Sangre de Cristo mountains above Westcliffe, Colorado. He always found solace and peace in the great outdoors, surrounded by nature's beauty. He also loved to sit for hours on the prairie of western Kansas calling in coyotes.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 3, at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Covenant Church in Leoti, Kansas. The Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Visitation is from 12:00 until 8:00 on Monday, October 4, at Price and Sons Funeral Home, at 4th and J Street in Leoti, Kansas.
The family is immensely grateful and deeply appreciative of the exceptional attention and support provided to Dick by the exceptional staff of Wichita County Long term care, as well as the previous care he received at Lakin Assisted Living.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Christ Covenant Church in Leoti, Kansas or Wichita County long Term Care c/o Price & Sons Funeral Home, PO Box 161, Leoti, KS 67861, in memory of Dick Sheets. His legacy of faith and love will continue to inspire those who knew him.