Richard  Ankney


Richard Ankney, 92, of Moline, Illinois, formerly of Goshen, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, at Amber Ridge Assisted Living, Moline.
Services in Moline were held under the direction of Rafferty Funeral Home.
Richard was born in Mishawaka, Indiana on March 28, 1927. He married Patricia Joann Coss in 1951 until her passing in October, 1963. He later married Alice "Jean" Good in 1964 and she passed in April 26, 2008.
Richard lived in many places, including Hamilton, Ohio, South Bend, Indiana, Eldridge, Iowa, Goshen, Indiana and the Quad Cities. He loved this country and proudly served in the Navy during World War II. He was mainly on USS Sicily CVE 118 and his dearest wish was to see once again the Manus Islands where he was stationed.
Richard worked at Bendix/Clifton Precision in the Instrument and Life Support Division for more than 35 years. There they developed life support equipment, including O2 concentrator/nebulizer technology for NASA. He was an avid fan of Notre Dame Football, a glass of good wine and big band music.
He is survived by his son, Mathew Ankney (Walter Galvan); grandchildren, Sherrie Dilly, JoeyLyn Anderson, Patricia Ankney-Allers, Robert Ankney, Catherine Ankney; great-grandchildren, Sidney Ankney, Courtney Ankney and Avery Reid; great-great-granddaughter, Nola Garrels; brother, John (Elizabeth) Ankney and family and sisters-in-law, Mary Lou (Dale) Weldy and family, Joanne Ganger and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester Orville Ankney and Anna Marie (nee Geier), brothers, Donald and Robert Ankney, sister, Sharon Tompkins, son, Richard Ankney in 2000, his Greencroft "daughter," Lori Lindsey, and his special friend, Betty Herendeen.
Special thanks to Andy from Unity Point Hospice, the entire staff at Amber Ridge Assisted Living present/past, Louie Allers Jr., John Piecuch, Rick Pharis, Cliff and Marsha, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Moline and most of all Margaret Perkins for your warm friendship.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 417 S. Main St., Goshen. Father Royce Gregerson will officiate and burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka.
Memorials can be made to Sacred Heart Church, Moline, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Goshen or Millersburg American Legion.
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Published on April 17, 2019
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