Sage, Richard "Dick" Ward, 89, passed away peacefully at home, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday, Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta, Ohio St. Richard was born Nov. 27, 1924, in Augusta, the son of Harriet (Hosick) and Richard Sage. He graduated from high school at Kemper Military Academy in Boonville, MO, and then went into the U. S. Army, serving as a combat medic in France, Belgium and Germany. He was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious service. He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where he met his wife Millie. They were married on July 7, 1951 and returned to Augusta. He went to work for the Coleman Company and retired after 30 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed nature and gardening. He also enjoyed politics and kept up to date with national and world events. Preceded in death by parents, and sisters, Janet Matthews, Billie Mae Shannon, Harriet Schoeb, Lucille Whittier. Survivors: Millie, his wife of 62 years; daughter, Janet Brinton (Holmes); sons, Joe Sage (Pam), Robert Sage (Dawn); 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or St. James Catholic Church Building Fund.
Published in The Wichita Eagle on Mar. 19, 2014