Phyllis E. Richards, 83 of Streator passed away Sunday (September 18, 2022) at her home.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 – 7 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11AM at the Christ Episcopal Church with burial in the Wolf Creek Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Phillip, Victor and Jesse Scudder, Jack Richards Jr., and Mark Richards, grandsons Andrew Marshall and Jonathan Richards. Honorary will be Randall Weiben.
Phyllis was born on March 8, 1939, in Streator to Kenneth and Gretchen (Defenbaugh) Wieben. She married Charles Richards on July 30, 1960. He survives.
Also surviving are children; Jeffrey (Julie) Richards, Brian (Jeanne) Richards, Linda (Tim) Marshall and Craig (Jodi) Richards all of Streator, grandchildren; Angela Richards, Gretchen Turner, Andrew (Hannah) Marshall, Jonathan Richards, and Annie (Douglas) Noe, great grandchildren, Charlie, Ashton, Dominic and Quinn, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Terry Richards of Streator, several nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Gracie.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother in infancy, in laws Charles and Vernona Richards and sister-in-law Veretta Janke.
Phyllis graduated from Streator High School in 1957, she retired from First Midwest Bank, Streator location and she owned and operated Richards Kennel for 48 years. She was a member of the Starved Rock Kennel Club.
Memorials may be made in her to name to the Grand Ridge Fire Department or Pet Project.