On May 25, 1932, she married Stephen T. Richards a former Washington County sheriff and state representative, and to this union were born six children. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, James Taylor Richards.
In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Richards was a faithful member of Potosi United Methodist Church, a sixty-seven year member of Browne Chapter 320 Order of Eastern Star, and a staunch Democrat. A graduate of Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and a long time educator in Washington County schools, she retired from teaching in 1968.
She is survived by three sons: Stephen T. “Bud” Richards and wife Jacqueline of Las Cruces, New Mexico; George B. Richards and wife Rebecca of Potosi, Missouri; Robert H. Richards of Potosi, Missouri; and two daughters: Helen Lucy Malugen and husband G.W. of Charleston, Missouri and Anne Richards of El Paso, Texas; eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one niece: Alice Nicholson and husband James of Phoenix, Arizona.
Visitation took place Thursday, January 18, 2007, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Eastern Star Service at 7:00 PM at the Moore Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri.
A funeral service was conducted Friday, January 19, 2007, at 11:00 AM at the Potosi United Methodist Church, Potosi, Missouri with Reverend Jerry Compton and Reverend Don Kuehle officiating. Burial was in the New Masonic Cemetery, Potosi, Missouri. Pallbearers were Wallace Henderson, Junior Fryman, James Woods, Wayne Malugen, James Simpson, Neil Richards, and Robert Maxwell.
Services were entrusted to the care and direction of the Moore Funeral Homes 105 Clark Street, Potosi, Missouri.