The Rev. Richard "Dick" Near


The Rev. Richard “Dick” Near, 85, a retired clergy member of the Great Plains Conference, born October 10, 1936; died October 19, 2021. He served in Kansas at Barnard, Courtland-Lovewell, Hoxie-Menlo-McGraw, Osborne, Chapman, Hebbubgs, Jennings-Dresden, Hillsboro, and Great Bend First United Methodist before retiring in 2000.Survivors include children David (Brandee) Near; Laurie Near-Shockley; Ralph (Lori) Supernaw of ; Cheryl (Keith) Atkinson; Barry (Annie) Supernaw; Bradley Supernaw; 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.Memorial Services were held October 30, at the First United Methodist Church in Bucklin, Kansas with Rev. Brad Zimmerman officiating.