Charles Richter, 94, a resident of Chillicothe, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Hedrick Medical Center, Chillicothe, Mo.

Charles was born the son of James G. and Ruth (Vossberg) Richter on July 27, 1918, in Gilman City, Mo. He was united in marriage to Martha Russell on Feb. 21, 1939, in Unionville, Mo. She survives of the home.

Charles was a 1935 Gilman City High School graduate. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked as a farmer and a carpenter. He also worked for Wire Rope in Kansas City, Mo., and at Donaldson Co. in Chillicothe, Mo., for more than twenty years. Charles attended Calvary Baptist Church, in Chillicothe, Mo. He loved fishing, camping, and traveling.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Richter, of the home; one daughter, Venita Kelley, of Riverside, Mo.; one son, Russell Richter, of Riverside, Mo.; one sister Maretta Collins, of Osceola, Mo.; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jack Richter; two brothers, Warner Richter, and George Richter; one sister, Edna Richter; one granddaughter, Kelly Richter; and one great-grandson, Christopher Ashbrooke.

Funeral services will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church, Chillicothe, Mo., on Monday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. A scheduled family visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, from 4 to 6 p.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, from 12 noon until 8 p.m.

Interment will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Roy L. Burkett VFW Post 858, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.