Richard Wayne Bouma, 65 of Paris, passed from this life Sunday, June 2, 2013 at his home. Mr. Bouma was born November 27, 1947 in Michigan to Willis Bouma and the late Ms. Shirley Burmeister. Mr. Bouma was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and is preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents.

Richard leaves behind his wife Mildred; his father, Willis Bouma of Michigan; two daughters, April (Chad) Shipman of South Carolina, and Nicole Bouma and Fiancé’ Dalton Jenkins of Scranton; two sisters, Lou Ann Whorton (James) of New Blaine, and Sandra (Terry) Clark of Cherokee Village; and one grandson, Daniel Shipman; one Granddaughter on the way, Gracelynn Jenkins.

Memorial services will be Saturday June 8 at the Delaware First Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. with Military Honors, under the loving care and direction of Clarksville Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook please visit

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