Richard Claiborne Vance
Vance, Richard Claiborne Richard Claiborne Vance, age 80, died on Sunday, June 9, 2013, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Patricia Kuntz Vance, his niece Frances K. Coffey and nephew John Kuntz IV, both of San Antonio, TX. Mr. Vance attended John Burroughs School and graduated from Phillips Andover Academy and Yale University. He served in the US Air Force and was associated for 29 years with the Monsanto Company in Latin America and St. Louis. Services: A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clayton, Meramec at Maryland, on Thursday, June 13 at 10 am. Memorials appreciated to Lift for Life, 1800 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO, or to the charity of one's choice. A SERVICE OF THE LUPTON CHAPEL

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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Jun. 11 to Jun. 12, 2013.
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Dear Patsy,
What a gift it was to get to know our Vance cousins when we moved to St. Louis. I have vivid memories of our many Thanksgivings and other family events together, and of the stories you and Dick would tell of your exciting lives abroad. We are thinking of you and praying for you.
Love, Shailagh, Neil, Lillian and Frances King
June 13, 2013
Patsy - So sorry to hear of Dick's passing. He was one of my dad's best friends and I always loved to listen to the adventures they shared over the years. Most of these stories revolved around fishing trips in South America, and the tales would always get bigger over the years. But great stories they were. And wonderful memories they have been. The thing I remember most was “Mr. Vance's” genuine smile and happy outlook on life. He was a warm and generous person, and a great friend to my family. He will be missed. I am sorry that I will not be able to be there in St. Louis for the funeral, but want you to know that when his memorial mass takes place on Thursday, I will be with you in spirit, standing along a river out here in Colorado, thinking of him and wishing him tight lines. – All our love, The Fox Family (Karen and Rick)
Karen Tucker Fox
June 11, 2013
Dear Patsy and family,
We will miss Dick very much. It was our pleasure to have known you both for over 50 years. Our shared experiences overseas with Monsanto were especially meaningful. Ed will always remember the fishing experiences with Dick in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Alaska, Canada and other places. Tight lines Dick and all our love.
Ed and Astrid Tucker
Ed and Astrid Tucker
June 11, 2013
Patsy, so sorry to hear of Dicks passing .
I remember your visits to Dayton and many stories of your travels when we were growing up.
You are in my prayers,
Elizabeth Graves Caris
Elizabeth Caris
June 11, 2013
Dick was a real prince among the "outlaws" of our extended family, so named by fellow outlaw Bob Huston. I remember so many happy times over the years of get togethers in San Antonio or Dayton, and always the laughter and bright spirit Patsy and Dick shared with us all. Wonderful memories of a great guy!
Peter Graves
June 11, 2013
May God bless you in this time of sorrow.I will keep you in my prayers.
Olive Hagen
June 11, 2013
Dick was a wonderful cousin, friend and a true gentleman of the Western World. We will miss him but always remember him fondly. May he rest forever in peace.
Edward & Dianne Murray
June 11, 2013
Patsy, We're both sorry to hear of Dick's death. We remember our last get together with Rosemary at L'Auberge (which, sadly, is out of business now.
We know you had many happy years together and trust that the memories will help to heal your present sense of loss. May he rest in peace.
June 11, 2013
May his soul rest in peace.
John J Kuntz III
June 11, 2013