Former mayor, Kirksville city council member passes away

On Monday, the City of Kirksville announced the passing of City Councilman Richard Detweiler, who also previously served as mayor.

Kirksville Mayor Chuck Long expressed, “Richard was not only a fellow council member, but a good friend, who always brought a level of stability to the Kirksville City Council that will be dearly missed.”

Detweiler was first elected to the council in April 2008 and served the citizens of Kirksville for over 10 years. He spent a combined total of 4 years as mayor, and 2 years as mayor pro tem.

Funeral services for Richard Detweiler will be held Saturday, January 19, at 1:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Kirksville, located at 300 E. Washington St.

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