Richard Michael Daughers

Richard Michael Daughters, age 73, a Braymer resident, passed away Wed., March 1, 2023, at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City.

Richard was born the son of George Rowley and Murial (Parker) Daughters on March 14, 1949, in Excelsior Springs. Richard was a 1967 graduate of Excelsior Springs High School. After high school he proudly enlisted in the United States Marine Corps   where he was a small arms specialist. While serving active duty in Vietnam, he received several honors. Some of those were the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, a Combat Action Ribbon, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm. After he returned home he made his living as a union meat cutter.

Richard was the life of the party and his friends affectionately referred to him as "Animal." While he was out one night at The Country Place in Braymer in 1979, he met the love of his life.  The rest was history. On May 30, 1980, he married Marguerite Ruth (Schifferdecker) Milligan at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Norborne.  He was the patriarch of a wonderful, loving, fun family. He enjoyed being a husband, father and grandpa. Richard was very active in the American Legion and VFW.  His hobbies included watching and attending NASCAR races and watching Kansas City Chiefs Football. Richard made sure these two hobbies were taken seriously. He requested no visitors during this year's Super Bowl, as he wanted no distractions.

Survivors include Ruth Daughters of the home; one son, Greg Daughters and fiancée, Mollly , of Polo; one daughter, Renee Oneill and husband, Kevin, of Las Vegas, NV;   two step-sons, Terry Dean Milligan and wife, Debbie, of Braymer and Tom Lee Milligan and wife, Lori, of Richmond; two step daughters, Sheila Ruth Milligan and  Casey of Braymer, and Cindy Peters of Braymer; and one sister, Martha Matney and husband, Kenny, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; 24  grandchildren , Mason Daughters and Ashley, Garret Daughters, Ellie Daughters, Kendra Oneill, Beth Milligan, Evan Milligan, Zach and Ashley Milligan, Matt and Kelly Milligan, Lance and Katelyn Milligan, Luke and Darlene Milligan, Kara and Tyler Meyer, Cailyn and Jake Haley, Rebecca Miller, Blake and Jenna Peters, and Darcey and Aaron Emmanuel; 20 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his son-in-law, Patrick Peters.

Funeral services will be held at the Braymer Christian Church, Braymer, Tues., March 7, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at Lindley Pitts Funeral Home, Braymer, on Mon., March 6, 2023, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Burial will be held with full military honors at Evergreen Cemetery, Braymer.  Friends may call at the Lindley Pitts Funeral Home, Braymer, Mon., March 7, 2023, from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and/or the American Lung Association. Online condolences may be made at .

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Pitts Funeral Home in Braymer.


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