Georgia F. Richards

Georgia F. Richards, nee Green, 91, departed this life Sunday morning, June 21, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Born in Rockview, Missouri on March 7, 1918, she became a lifelong resident of the E. St. Louis and Belleville area after moving in early childhood with her family to E. St. Louis. Georgia was married in 1935 to her husband James V. Richards, with whom she shared 63 years of life. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, she delighted in welcoming and entertaining guests in her home. She was an active member of several Assemblies of God churches over the years, serving as Sunday School teacher, youth leader, member of the Women's Missionary Council, leader of the senior citizens fellowship, and visiting sick and homebound individuals.

She will be greatly missed by her family, but they rejoice and are comforted to know that she is with the Lord. Georgia's family wishes to thank Dr. James Wade and the staff members at St. Elizabeth Hospital and Family Hospice in Belleville, and Cedar Ridge in Lebanon, who provided such loving care for her in the last days of her life.

She is preceded in death by:

  • Husband: James Richards
  • Daughter: Carol Jean Richards
  • Son-in-law: Richard Phillips
  • Brothers: Daniel C. and James Green
  • Sisters: Eva Steele, Ethel Forhetz, Aline Buchannon, Virgia Sherrod and Rebecca Waltemate
She is survived by:
  • Son: Ronald (Gwen) Richards of Canfield, OH
  • Son: Roger (Judy) Richards of Lebanon, IL
  • Daughter: Marcia Phillips of St. Louis, MO
  • Brother: Charles (Shirley) Green of St. Louis, MO
  • Sister: Alnora Green of Fairview Heights, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Carol and Kimberly Green
    • Charlene Glass
    • Adam Richards
    • Renee Harrowood
    • Rhonda Graham
    • Natalie Warner
    • Jennifer Wade
    • Sarah Johnson
  • 18 Great Grandchildren
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to Family Hospice.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 - 8 pm, Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Edwards officiating. Internment will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory Cemetery in the Garden of the Prophets.