Richard A. Mikish, 75, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013 in Augusta.

Richard A. Mikish, 75, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013 in Augusta. He was born November 25, 1937, to Adolph and Alene Lenore (Mashburn) Mikish in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Richard graduated from Shawnee High School and obtained a degree in geology from Oklahoma State University. He worked for the Skelly/Frontier Refinery in El Dorado retiring after 35 years of service. Richard married his childhood sweetheart Carolyn Skelton on January 25, 1957, in Shawnee, Oklahoma and they enjoyed 56+ years of marriage. Richard and Carolyn were blessed with two daughters Melynnie and Cathy. Richard loved to hunt, fish and play golf and was an avid WSU basketball fan attending the games until his health failed him. He was also an active member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Augusta since they moved to Augusta in 1961. Richard leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife, Carolyn of the home; daughters, Melynnie (Tom) Williams of Newton, Cathy Ryan of Andover; brothers, Donnie (Barbara) Mikish of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Gary (Melissa) Mikish of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Zach, Chelsea, Caitlyn and Chandler and four great-grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his parents. Viewing will be Wednesday, August 21, from 1-8 p.m., and visitation with the family present to greet family and friends from 5:30 to 8 p.m.. Funeral service will be Thursday, August 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1501 State Street, Augusta. A memorial has been established with the First Southern Baptist Church, 2206 North Ohio, Augusta, or in care of the funeral home.

Dunsford Funeral Home & Crematory, 201 East Fifth, Augusta, Kansas 67010. (316)775-6363