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E. Joe Richards


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E. Joe Richards Obituary

VENDOCIA - E. Joe Richards 86, went to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ on Sunday May 8, 2016.

Joe was born in the Welsh farming community of Venedocia, Ohio to E. Howard and Edith Taylor Richards on June 11, 1929. He was preceded in death by his older brother Donald ( Delphos Ohio). He is survived by an older sister Marian Morris ( Van Wert, Ohio) and a twin sister JoAnn Wise ( Mt. Pleasant , MI). He is an alumnus of the 1947 Seagoing Cowboys who delivered livestock via ships to war torn Europe.

He will be missed by his children Evan ( Laura ) of Villa Park, IL. Kathy Beckwith ( Jon) of Hillsdale, MI., Lois Woods ( Jim) of Hillsdale, MI. his 9 grand-children and 7 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Joe Richards will be Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 12 p.m. at Salem Presbyterian Church in Venedocia, Ohio. Private family interment will take place at Venedocia Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church. There will be a Celebration of Joe's life in Goshen, Indiana at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County or the Project. Please visitwww.eaglefuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on May 11, 2016
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