John Richard Showalter



Dick and his dog Barney

Dick holding sister Linda

Dick and wife Betty


Dick - out at the farm with his horse.  This is 
probably how he would have  wanted to be remembered.


Children of Dick and Betty Showalter

Richard, Pam, Bradley, Betty and Michael

J. Richard Showalter II
J. Richard Showalter II passed away July 27, 2010, at Midland Hospice House. He was born on April 21, 1947 in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania to John R. "Dick" Showalter and Betty Stark Showalter. He graduated from Salisbury Elk - Lick High School in Salisbury, PA in 1965. He received his Bachelor degree in psychology from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ in 1988 and his Juris Doctorate from Washburn University in 1990. Prior to his law career he worked in the insurance industry. He opened his law practice in Topeka in 1990. He was a member of the Kansas and American Bar Associations, the Topeka Arab Temple; Provst Guard, sec/treas; and the Meyersdale Lodge #554, Meyersdale, PA. Richard was preceded in death by his father, Dick Showalter. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Heiligenthal-Showalter of Topeka; mother, Betty S. Showalter; brother, Michael (Pat) Showalter; sister, Pam (Jim) Baer all of Salisbury, PA; brother, Brad (Molly) Showalter of Aubrey, TX; 2 nieces, Scottie Showalter Rice (Eugene), Jessica Showalter; 2 nephews, Jeremy Baer, Tim Showalter ( Amber); Katherine Stoll and Spenser, his beloved Schnauzer. A celebration of Richards life will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Governors Row House, 811 SW Buchanan, Topeka, Kansas. Additional celebrations will occur in Cleveland, OH and Salisbury, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Edison State College, Office of Development, 101 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08608-1176 or Arab Temple Hospital Travel Fund, 1305 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66612. Instead of flowers to the celebration or family, please send flowers or a card to someone you love. J. Richard Showalter II