Mr. Richard M. Napper, age 88, of Springfield, Missouri, formerly of Rolla, Missouri, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  He was born February 19, 1925 in Billings, Missouri, the son of George and Lucile Napper.

Richard spent 30 years in the military, serving in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roxie Rhodes Napper, and his parents.

Richard is survived by two brothers, Ted and Pat (Peggy) Napper, all of Billings; and two sisters, Margaret Adams, of St. Louis, and Catherine (Norman) Governale, of Angola, Indiana.

A visitation will be held from 10 am to 11 am, with funeral Mass beginning at 11 am, on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Rolla, under the direction of Null and Son Funeral Home, Rolla.  Interment with military honors will follow in the Rolla Cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Patrick Catholic Church. 

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All arrangements are under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home of Rolla.