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Mary E. Richards

April 14, 1918 December 12, 2018
Mary E. Richards
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Obituary for Mary E. Richards

Mary E. Richards, age 100, of Big Cove Tannery, PA passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at the Fulton County Medical Center. She was born on Sunday, April 14, 1918, in McConnellsburg, PA, the daughter of the late Luther and the late Sophia Houck Gordon. She married the late Donald H. "Jim" Richards on Jan. 23, 1938 in Berkeley Springs, WV. Mary was a housewife, homemaker and farm wife on the family farm for 37 years until she and her husband Jim retired and moved off the family farm. Mary was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a founding member of the Fulton County Farm Women and a member of the Cito United Methodist Church.

Mary is survived by 2 children, a son D. Reed (husband of Marie) Richards of Big Cove Tannery, PA and one daughter Dorothy Jean (wife of Cyrus) Randler of Big Cove Tannery, PA, 4 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren and 6 step great great grandchildren.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents Luther and Sophia Gordon, her husband Donald H. "Jim" Richards, two brothers Roy and Ken Gordon and two sisters Margaret Paylor and Velma Lake.

An evening of visitation will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg, PA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Cito United Methodist Church, 3746 Cito Rd., McConnellsburg, PA with the Rev. Dick Bernhard officiating. Interment will be held at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mary's memory to the Cito United Methodist Church, 3746 Cito Rd., McConnellsburg, PA 17233. The family has entrusted Mary's care to Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

16

Dec

6:00 PM 12/16/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/16/2018 8:00:00 PM
Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home

322 North Second Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home
322 North Second Street McConnellsburg 17233 PA
United States

Service

Monday

17

Dec

11:00 AM 12/17/2018 11:00:00 AM
Cito United Methodist Church

3746 Cito Rd.
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

Cito United Methodist Church
3746 Cito Rd. McConnellsburg 17233 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Union Cemetery Final Resting Place

Great Cove Rd.
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

Great Cove Rd. McConnellsburg 17233 PA
United States
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