Ricky L. Kephart

Ricky L. Kephart, 65, of Washington, IL, passed away at 11:24 a.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born on October 4, 1956, in Normal, IL, the son of Henry and Joanne Grafelman Kephart.  He married Deborah A Powers on February 14, 1989, in Peoria.  

Surviving is his wife; one son, Jason Powers of Washington; and daughter, Chloe Powers of Washington; and one grandson, Jaxon Weiss-Powers.

He worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 48 years, last working in May of 2022.   

Ricky was a member of the Peoria Casting Club in Chillicothe, and a former volunteer at Northern Tazewell Fire Protection District serving as an EMT and firefighter. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed watching the Cubs. 

Cremation has been accorded and a private celebration of life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of any flowers, memorials in his name may be given to TAPS. To share a memory or send a condolence to his family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com.