Ric Vernon Speers was born on July 8, 1954 the son of Vernon Speers and Rita (Fangman) Speers in Falls City, Nebraska. Ric was united in marriage to Teri Lynn Daily on June 10, 1978. Five children were born to this union. For most of his life he and his family resided in Morrill, Kansas. Ric enjoyed touring the country in his semi to support his family. He also enjoyed working in his shop, fishing with family and friends and sitting around reminiscing. His greatest joy came on the weekends when he could enjoy time with his kids and grandsons.
Ric died on June 8, 2010 at the Sabetha Community Hospital at the age of 55. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Speers; his wife, Terri Lynn Speers on December 16, 2006; an infant brother, Wayne Speers. He is survived by his mother, Rita Speers of Falls City, Nebraska; one son, Ryan Speers and his wife, Jessica of Waconia, Minnesota; four daughters, Rachelle Wertenberger and her husband, Jobi of Towanda, Kansas, Regan Speers and her companion, Demetric Manning of Topeka, Kansas, Riley Speers and her fiance, Abe Frieder of Topeka, Kansas and Rhiannon Speers and her companion, Koal Lynn of Claremore, Oklahoma; two brothers, Keith Speers and his wife, Karey of Falls City, Nebraska and Vernon Speers, Jr. and his wife, Kathy of Steinauer, Nebraska; two sisters, Sharon Yost and her husband, Larry of Superior, Nebraska and Brenda Frank and her husband, Howard of Steinauer, Nebraska and 5 grandsons, Reed Manning, Adrian Manning, Mason Speers, Mitchell Speers and Kyson Wertenberger and many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be recited on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sabetha. A parish rosary will be recited on Friday evening at 6:30 P.M. with visitation to follow at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sabetha. The interment will be made in the Morrill Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to a charity yet to be designated sent in care of the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha.