Richard Lavern Ion, 79, of Adrian, died Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at ACMH Hospital. He was born April 30, 1941 at home in Manorville to the late Leroy and Gladys (Krantz) Ion. He was a lifelong resident of the area. Richard started working as a truck driver then became a coal miner and retired after 25 years. Richard was a member of the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department and the United Mine Workers. He liked to fish, hunt, and ride his four wheeler with his dog Coal to accompany him. He was friendly with everyone he met. Offer him a cup of coffee and he will be your friend. Richard enjoyed the country life by riding his four wheeler through the woods and around the neighborhood. He was survived by his wife Bonnie (Rickel) Ion of Kittanning; daughter Katherine McKain of Adrian; daughter Christine Soul of Kittanning; daughter Theresa Ion of Kittanning; daughter Jennifer Ion of Sharpsburg; daughter Sharon Ion of Adrian; brother Russell Clair (Linda) Ion of Kittanning; brother Eugene Ion of Wheatland; brother David (Kaye) Ion of Hudson, Ohio; sister Joan Lemmon of Bradys Bend; sister Mary (Charles) Judge of Sherrett; sister Linda Gaggini of Mercer; sister Jean Rupp of Wyoming; sister Sally Collar of East Brady; 10 grandchildren Virginia L. (Randy) Bargerstock; Linda M. Roberson; Kristen Ion; Natasha Martin, Tiffany Martin; Alexandra “Allie” McKain; Nick Cogswell; Jasmine Ion; Courtney Sines; Dylin Sines; 11 great grandchildren Desirae, AJ, Randall, Grace, Rylin, CJ, Paul, RJ, Kaleb, Mason, Louis; Uncle Delton Ion and numerous cousins nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal and paternal grandparents; half sister Margaret; twin siblings at birth; sister in law Josephine Gaggini Ion; brother in law Robert Lemmon. Private services were held at Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Kittanning with Pastor Sue Foster officiating.
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