Richard Kitchen, 76 / Dec. 24, 1934 — Feb. 24, 2011

Published 4:31 pm Thursday, March 3, 2011

Richard W. Kitchen, 76, of Edwardsburg, died Feb. 24 , 2011 at Michiana Health and Rehab.

Richard Kitchen, 76

Richard Kitchen, 76

He was born Dec. 24, 1934 in Cassopolis to the late Clark N. and Betty (Grove) Kitchen. Also preceding him in death was a stepson, Jeffery Huffman, and brother, George Kitchen.

Richard was a retired Untied States postal worker in South Bend. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was discharged in 1958. He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and American Legion Post 365 Edwardsburg.

He is survived by daughter, Rebecca Kitchen Gibson (Nick) of Del Ray Beach Fla.; stepdaughters, Jody Scott (Lee) of Vandalia and Cheryl Rhodes (Bill) of Culver; and stepson, Jay Huffman of South Bend; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A celebration of Richard’s life with family and friends invited to share in memories was held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28  at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, North 17033 Cleveland Rd., South Bend.

Per his wishes, cremation will take place.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. E-mail condolences may be made at