Dr. Richard's Story
Dr. Richard Schenk, 67, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 11:15 A.M. Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born Wednesday, July 20, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio to Dr. Richard B. & Rosaneil (Reynolds) Schenk. He first married Jeanne Palzkill-Kemper then later married Gina (Smith) Shafer.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 9, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Chaplain Jeff Stewart & Mr. Mike Sheets officiating. Interment will follow at Jordan Chapel Cemetery in Dix, Illinois.
A Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Dr. Richard Schenk is survived by his wife, Gina Schenk of Mount Vernon, Illinois; daughter, Melissa Pinner and husband, Matt of Mahomet, Illinois; son, Steven Schenk and wife, Beth Veile of Seattle, Washington; step-son, Adam Shafer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 2 grandchildren, Liam and Cora Pinner; mother, Rosaneil Schenk of Scottsville, Virginia; father and mother-in-law, Ken and Laura Bauer of Sun City Center, Florida; brother, Chris Schenk and wife, Judy of Scottsville, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
His father, Richard B. Schenk, M.D., preceded him in death.
Dr. Schenk attended Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio, Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. He served his internship at Stanford School of Medicine and residency in Pathology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He worked at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign, Illinois and SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and an Eagle Scout. He was an avid reader, loved traveling with his wife, and spending time at the beach.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Heart Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on January 5, 2017