Edna P. Richard (1921 – 2014)

Richards, Edna - picture edited WEBEdna P. Richard, age 92, of Delta, passed away peacefully, August 21, 2014 at her granddaughter’s home in Adrian, MI. She was born on October 14, 1921 in Swanton; one of four children to late Amos Baker and Mary (Mackley) Baker.

Edna was a 1940 graduate of Swanton High School. She worked many years for the Swanton School System as a matron. Edna was a member of the Church of the Master in Wauseon. After the passing of her first husband Clarence Irelan, she married Samuel Richard whom also preceded her in death. Edna was also preceded in death by her sons, Gerald and Mark Irelan; sisters, Deltha Allen and Evelyn Michalak and brother, Lloyd Baker.

Left to cherish her memories are her children, Tamara (Larry) Russell of Adrian, MI, Roger (Phyllis) Irelan of Liberty Center and Carrie (Dave) Duncan of Tiffin; daughter-in-law, Karen Irelan; 19 foster children; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.

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