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Winterrowd Funeral Home
Thursday September 22nd, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Christ Episcopal Church
Friday September 23rd, 2022

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Wolf Creek Cemetery
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Phyllis E. Richards

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. 

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So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all during this hard time. Phyllis was so nice to us, and Charlie, when we brought our dog Aura out for a hotel visit. Gid bless.

Don and Patty Long. Sep 25 2022 11:17 PM

Goodbye my special friend. We had so many good times together. God brought you into my life and I am so grateful

Cherie Grennan Sep 23 2022 9:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Richards

Terry and Karen Dordan Sep 22 2022 9:34 AM

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Jessica Overocker (Villas of Hollybrook) Sep 21 2022 10:16 PM

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Gretchen Turner Sep 21 2022 3:16 PM

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Linda Sep 21 2022 9:54 AM

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Linda Marshall Sep 21 2022 9:25 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss.We are thankful we got to visit with her and her family this summer.

Dave and Joy Carr Sep 20 2022 10:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Richards

Monica Weiben Sep 20 2022 9:08 PM

Charlie and family, deeply sorry for your loss, she was such a beautiful person

Bob & Marge Stahly Sep 20 2022 7:53 PM

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