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Jean Marion (Lyons) RICHARD

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RICHARD, Jean Marion (née Lyons) 85, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. She was born Sept. 6, 1928, in Dedham, Mass., to John and Mabel (née Scot) Lyons. She graduated from Dedham High School and later earned a BA in History from the University of Illinois. Jean worked her early years for the United States Air Force at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., before marrying and dedicating her life to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed living in Huber Heights, Ohio for 30 years. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Charles W. Richard Jr.; brother, John Lyons; sister, Jane (née Lyons) Cotter; children, Charles W. Richard III and Wytske Kingma, Chris and Sue (née Armstrong) Richard, Megan Richard, Melissa and Bo Kahui, Tami Johnson, David and Denise (née Trentman) Richard, Trisha Richard Taylor, Jennifer Richard and Scott Hartman; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Sacred Heart Church in Punta Gorda, Fla. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jean's favorite charity Smile Train at www.smiletrain.org. To leave condolences and share memories please visit the online tribute to Jean at www.kays-ponger.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 20, 2014
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