Richard D. Bebout

Aug 9, 2012 Staff

Richard D. Bebout, 75, of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at his home after a 12-year battle with cancer.

A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at St. Stephens Catholic Mission. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at St. Stephens Catholic Mission with Father John Gaffney officiating. Burial of ashes will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Richard David Bebout was born July 29, 1937, in Chester, W.Va., to Richard N. Bebout and Lucille (McMillin) Bebout.

He worked for Montgomery Wards, J.C. Penney, Hasbro Co., Kathryn Grey Soaps, Cowboy Sales and as a Real Estate agent. He lived in West Virginia, Ohio, Rhode Island, New York and Pennsylvania until he finally settled in Riverton in 1979.

On Nov. 10, 1956, he married Linda Leigh in East Liverpool, Ohio. Together they raised four children.

Mr. Bebout was a member of the Riverton City Council from 2000 to 2002, a member of the Riverton Kiwanis from 1995 to 2000, holding the office of president from 1997-98. In 2006 he was awarded the Riverton Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Service Award.

Along with all of his civic activities, he was also very active in his church. He sat on the parish council for St. Stephens Catholic Mission.

His family said he found time to enjoy fishing, gourmet cooking, gardening, watching pro football and discussing politics.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda; his sons, R. Douglas Bebout and Adam L. Bebout and his wife Stephanie; his daughters, Elizabeth Dyer and her husband Bruce and Nicole Schoening and her husband Scott; seven grandchildren, Devin, Madison and Andrew Bebout, Abby, Anna, and Katia Dyer and Cameron Schoening; brother George Bebout; and sister Ann Francis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Wallace and Iva McMillan, Pearl Booth and Elmer Bebout.

Memorials may be made to Help for Health Hospice or the WPBS Foundation in care of Davis Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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