Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

January 24, 2014

Reverend Richard Stratton

Reverend Richard Leroy “Rick” Stratton, 62, of Flora, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Clay County Hospital, Flora.

The funeral service for Reverend Rick Stratton will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Salem Assembly of God. Interment will be in Powers Cemetery, Xenia. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. The family has asked that donations in Pastor Rick’s memory be made to the Youth and Kid’s Program at Salem Assembly of God.

An online guest book is available at www.frankandbright.com. Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora, is in charge of arrangements.

Rick was born Oct. 26, 1951, in Carlinville, to Robert and Alice (Wilson) Stratton. He married Marcia Ann Duvernay on May 26, 1973, in Spring Lake Park, Minn. Remembered as a dependable friend, a respected mentor and a man of compassion and generosity, he touched the lives of many.

Rick loved his God, his family and his church, and he enjoyed spending time with his three rambunctious grandchildren. Since 2006, he served as Pastor of Salem Assembly of God and Executive Presbyter of the South Eastern section of the Illinois District of the Assembly of God.

Rick is survived by his wife, Marcia Ann Stratton of Flora; mother, Alice Stratton of Carlinville; two sons, Jason Robert Stratton (wife Aurelia Anne) of Springfield, Mo., and Jonathan Robert Stratton (wife Susan Elizabeth) of St. Louis; three grandchildren, Andrew Jonathan, Audrey Brooke, Alyssa Beth and one grandchild on the way in the summer of 2014; and two brothers, Ken Stratton of Carlinville and Donald Stratton (wife Lynda) of Granite City.

He was preceded in death by his father.

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