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Carolyn Kay Richards

December 2, 1940May 5, 2020

Carolyn Kay Richards, 79, of Etna, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Tuscany Gardens. She was born on December 2, 1940 in Buckeye Lake, OH, a daughter to the late Reuben and Florence (Stroup) Brunner. Carolyn was employed with Denison University at Curtis Dining Hall for 41 years. She is survived by her children, Diane (Raymond Bell) Simmons, Debbie (Bob) Rutherford and Virgil Richards; grandchildren, Jessica (Bret) Hartshorn, Gina (Daniel) Mathers, Robert Liggett, Teresa (Erica) Richards, Savannah (Steve) Jones, Russell (Kara Henley) Richards and Rachel Richards; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon Hursey of FL and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Carolyn is preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Richards and sisters, Jeannie (Paul) Parks, Ann Thacker and Nancy (Gordon) Irwin. Honoring Carolyn’s wishes there will be no services. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Alexandria, OH.


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Sandy Hudson

May 8, 2020

Debbie and family, I m sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May the memories you made with her give you comfort until you see her again.

Teresa Richards

May 8, 2020

I dont know how to take 39 years and only have one memory. To say she was the best person ever, the most kind and loving person ever just isn't enough. One of my favorite things about her is country music, dancing, cooking and tossing a few back. She taught me how to dance, cook, love and be brave. She's taught me how to be a mom and the definition of unconditional love. I'll miss our conversations and her advise. I'll miss everything. I love you grandma.

Carrie Strong

May 7, 2020

Gina and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember going to your grandma/moms house when I was a kid. She was a very sweet lady. Prayers for peace and God's comfort during this time of loss. Love,
Carrie and Bob Strong

Rebecca Lagrow

May 6, 2020

You will truly be missed Grandma Richards. I will cherish all the wonderful memories I have with you. The good Lord brought you into my life 18 years ago. You taught me homemade country cooking, Real country music while dancing and singing in your kitchen. The best advice and the greatest words of wisdom was in that kitchen! You helped everyone never wanting anything in return. The most selfless beautiful spirit I have ever met. We love you! Rest In Paradise Grandma Richards, fly high with Grandpa Richards finally 💛❤ Praying for all the family my heart goes out to you all💕


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