Betty Richards, 62
Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Betty Richards, age 62, of Lenox, who passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020, was held Friday, October 2, 2020 at 10:30 AM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Visitation was held at the funeral home from 3 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 PM. Due to the restrictions of Covid-19 we ask that you make your visit brief and practice social responsibility. Interment at the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials may be given in Betty’s name. Memories may be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Betty Eleanor Richards was born November 30, 1957, in Council Bluffs, Iowa the daughter of Paul Richards and Eathel (Reed) Richards. She passed away at the age of 62, on September 27, 2020, at 7:00 PM at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston, Iowa.
Betty loved her beloved pets such as her cats and dogs. Her favorite color was light green. She lived to play board/card games with family and friends. Betty loved art such as coloring and doing crafts. She loved to cook, especially during the holidays. Betty would set aside time to talk to her loved ones on the phone on a daily basis, which she enjoyed so very much. Betty worked as a CNA at several facilities including the Bedford, Iowa Care Center. She later started volunteering at the Bedford Neighborhood Center, which eventually turned into a part-time job. She enjoyed working with other volunteers and her beloved Supervisor, Lydia Brumfield.
Betty is survived by her children, Katie Baylor and husband Billy; Jennifer Steffen and her three children, Isaiah, Samantha, Michael Carey and two great-granddaughters, Willow-Elaine Annalise Carey, Opal Liberty-Eleanor Kerwin; a brother, Donald Reed and three sisters, Ruth Peterson, Terry Richards and Tammy Richards.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Eathel Richards.
Although Betty will be greatly missed,
her love and inspiration will live on through her family.