Richard D. Meehan, 54, a resident of Chillicothe, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at his residence.

Richard was born the son of James and Susan (Mitchell) Meehan on Feb. 1, 1958, in Chillicothe, Mo.

He was a 1976 graduate of Chillicothe High School, Chillicothe, Mo. In that same year, he joined the United States Navy and served for five years. He is a former member of the Mendon Masonic Lodge. Richard worked as a Security Guard at Bio Diesel Plant in Bogard, Mo.

Survivors include his mother, Susan Meehan, the home; two brothers, Steve Meehan and wife Vanda, Raymore, Mo., Pat Meehan and wife Penny, Ridgeway, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; paternal grandparents, Frank and Jessie Meehan; Maternal grandparents, Holly and Ilene Mitchell; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at 1 p.m. There is no scheduled family visitation. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, from 12 to 8 p.m. Burial will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe, Mo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Forrest O. Triplet Animal Shelter and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at

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