Marian L. Richards
Marian L. Richards, 87 of Springfield, died at 5:55 pm, Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg. She was born October 24, 1929 in Detroit, MI to Francis and Christine Cox O’Neill. She married Kenneth Richards on November 11, 1950 and he preceded her in death on March 28, 1989.
Survivors include four daughters, Susan Williams of Athens, Janet Kean of Springfield, Kathleen Wright of Springfield and Jacqueline (John) Hines of Cantrall; three sons, Ernest Richards of Dixon, Gregory (Companion, Monica) Richards of Auburn and Michael (Teri) Richards of Havelock, NC; twenty-five grandchildren; forty-one great grandchildren with two due later this year; one great- great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four sisters, Barb Forestier, Margaret “Peggy” Baker, Sandra O’Neill-Fuller and Nancy O’Neill; one brother, Charles O’Neill; one daughter-in-law, Deborah Richards and one son-in-law, John Wright, Jr.
Marian was a homemaker and worked at Ponderosa and later as a unit clerk for St. John’s Hospital, retiring in 1994.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and St. Peter Church in Petersburg. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Fan. She enjoyed traveling and loved her grandchildren.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield, with additional visitation from 9:30 – 10:30 am, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Athens Christian Church.
Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Athens Christian Church with Pastor Ken Gennicks officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Foundation.