Richard V. Ohmart, MD, FAAFP, 84, Oakley, died Thursday, June 11, 2020, at Logan County Hospital. He was born May 29, 1936, in McPherson to Verle and Fern (Heckman) Ohmart. After completing high school in Scott City, he received a bachelor's degree in 1958 at University of Kansas majoring in English and chemistry. In the fall of 1958, he entered medical school at University of Kansas, graduating in June 1962.
He married Carol Socolofsky on April 19, 1958. He was a long time Oakley physician and enjoyed photography. He interned at Wesley Medical Center. In June 1963, the family moved to Oakley and joined practice with James Marchbanks. M.D. He practiced in Oakley until his retirement in 2001.
He was a member of the Kansas Medical Society, the Kansas Academy of Family Practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. He has been president of the Northwest Kansas Medical Society. He was a preceptor and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Practice at the University of Kansas Medical School until his retirement. He was a Clinical Preceptor for The Wichita State University Physician Assistant program until his retirement.
In Oakley, he was a scoutmaster, a member of the school board, Medical Director of the Logan County EMS service and District Coroner. He was a board member of the Kansas Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance company and a board member of the High Plains Mental Health Center. In 1992, the hospital administrator and he founded the New Frontiers Health Services and was medical director until his retirement. From 1996 until his retirement he was Director of Medical Education, Northwest Region, University of Kansas Medical School.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dale (Minette) Ohmart and Dean Ohmart (Susan Jenkins); a daughter, Susan Bloom; a brother, Harold Ohmart and wife, Carol; five grandchildren, Joel Nicholas Ohmart, Kira Jasmine Ohmart, Charlie Bloom (Jessica Cook), Roderick Bloom and John Bloom; a great-grandchild, Carrie Mikaela Bloom; and sister-in-law, Caroline Ohmart.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Ohmart; and a son-in-law, Mike Bloom.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the Logan County Healthcare Foundation in care of Baalmann Mortuary, Oakley.
Condolences can be sen to www.baalmannmortuary.com