Richard Hembrough
Richard Hembrough

Obituary of Richard Hembrough

Richard R. Hembrough, 89 of Winchester passed away early Saturday morning July 7, 2018 at the Scott County Nursing Center. He was born May 16, 1929 in Jacksonville the son of the late L.S. and Kathleen Long Hembrough. He married Marie Ginder February 19, 1950 in Jacksonville.

Richard was a 1947 graduate of Jacksonville High School. He served in the US Navy Reserves. He was a farmer and farm equipment dealer, operating Hembrough Implement from 1972 to 1992. He was member of Prairieland Heritage Museum, Central Christian Church, Perry Masonic Lodge #95 for over 50 years, Charter member of Western Illinois Tractor Club, Jacksonville Area Car Club and the pinochle club since 1951. He enjoyed restoring old tractors and engines, collecting farm toys, hunting, fishing and just being outdoors, his favorite place was in his timber.

Surviving is his wife Marie at home, children; Larry (Pam) Hembrough of Winchester, Kevin (Mary) Hembrough of Greenfield, and Kathy (Rick) Peile of rural Pittsfield, nine grandchildren; Dr. Shawn Fry, Suzanne Ford, Todd Hembrough, Leah Hembrough, Richard O. Hembrough, Ryan Hembrough, Megan Hembrough Little, Kaylee Peile, and Brooklyn Peile, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson. His brother Jim Hembrough of Jacksonville also survives.

Preceding him in death was his son Danny Hembrough (surviving wife Melinda Hembrough of Winchester) and his sister Carol Finch.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Tuesday July 10, 2017 at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be in the Winchester City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 9 am until 11 on Tuesday. Masonic rites will conclude the visitation Tuesday. Memorial contributions can be made to the Western IL Tractor Club Scholarship Fund, or the Winchester United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at

The Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of the arrangements.