Richard E. Sewell

Alton | Friday, October 2 2015

Dateline: Alton 

Richard E. Sewell, 80, passed away on Friday October 2, 2015 at 4:50pm at Alton Memorial Hospital.

He was born on April 25, 1935 in Roxana, IL, the son of Charles and Leda (Marie) Sewell.

He married Barbara Lawson in Alton, IL in 1958. She survives

Richard was a great father and husband who loved to fish, horse racing, and spending time with his family during their poker games.  

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children and their spouses; Charles and Annette Sewell, of Alton, Julie Smith, of Alton, Cheryl Sewell and Jim Hyman of Alton, Carol Scoggins and Dennis Abrams of Cottage Hills, and Tim Sewell of Randleman, NC; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a close family friend, Mary Dixon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles Rummerfiled; and two great grandchildren Lilly-Ann and Logan Anthony Walker.

Visitation will be Monday October 5, 2015 from 4 pm until time of Service at 7pm at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton. Pastor Charles West will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sierra Club.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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