Mary Herring Richards

Mary Anna Richards

Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:00 am

Mary Anna Richards, 75, of Marion, died at 3:41 a.m. on April 5, 2015 at Marion General Hospital. She was born in Marion to the late Carlos A. and Opal M.  (Tudor) Herring.

She was a 1958 graduate of Marion High School and married Charles E. Richards on July 27, 1969.

Mary was employed with Marion Community Schools Cafeteria for 27 years and was also a licensed beautician. She also worked part-time for Hills, Fashion Bug and Lance's Supermarket. She was a member of Sunnycrest United Methodist Church and volunteered in numerous groups throughout her years with them. Mary was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; daughter, Anna (Michael) Cronkhite, Marion; son, Ronald E. (Amanda) Richards, Marion; grandchildren, Matthew Groves, Aubrey Richards, Devin Richards, Sophie Richards and Robert Richards; sister, Beverly (Ray) Holzheurer, Warren; brothers, Lewis "Sonny" Herring and Jerry (Judy) Herring, all of Marion. 

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles Herring and Richard "Dick" Herring.

A funeral service for Mary will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Sunnycrest United Methodist Church, 1921 W. Bradford St. in Marion with Pastor Charles Ternet officiating. Burial will follow in Grant Memorial Park.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Avenue in Marion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to the Sunnycrest United Methodist Church Food Pantry or the Sunnycrest United Methodist Church Utah Mission Trip, 1921 W. Bradford St., Marion, IN 46952.

Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.