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Charlotte Marie (Sellner) Richards


1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Charlotte Marie (Sellner) Richards Obituary
Mrs. Charlotte Marie (Sellner) Richards, 88, of Damascus, Md. died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Westminster Ridge Assisted Living, Westminster. She was the beloved wife of the late James A. Richards. When he passed away in 2003 they had been married 58 years.
Born October 5, 1925 in Clinton, Maryland she was the oldest of five children born to George C. and Lottie Marie Taylor Sellner.
Mrs. Richards and her husband Jim founded the Damascus Upholstery Company in the 1970's, and ran the very successful business jointly, for many years. She was an expert baker, gardener, homemaker, cook and seamstress, winning local Fair prizes and recognition. Together with Doris Strickland she organized and co-led the first Girl Scout troop in Damascus. She loved her family, her home in Damascus, and the home she and her husband had in PawPaw, West Virginia for a number of years. It was a place on the banks of the Potomac River to celebrate the beauty of nature. She was a voracious reader, she never lost her love of reading, and passed it on to her children and family.
Surviving her are four children: James D. Richards, of Sneads Ferry, N.C.; Dianne M. Reeves of Westminster; Darlene L. Tollestrup, of Sugarland, Texas, and Donna S. Keen of Hagerstown. Twelve grandchildren, five great grandchildren; two brothers George Sellner and Charles Sellner and two sisters Marion Garber and Pauline Rutter; many dear friends and neighbors.
Friends may call on Saturday, May 24, at Molesworth-Williams P.A., Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, Md. 20872, from 10:00 a.m. until funeral services begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.molesworthwilliams.com
Published in The Gazette from May 24 to June 20, 2014
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