Iva Richards

Iva Richards, 93, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Clarks Summit, died Friday morning at Tidewell Hospice House in Bradenton. She was the widow of Ralph "Russ" Richards, who died in 2004. The couple was married for 64 years.

Daughter of the late Maurice and Lydia Davis Thompson, she was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where she worked in the church's thrift store. Before moving to Florida in 1962, she was a member of the former Schultzville United Methodist Church, where she served as the organist for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, Iva Heise and husband, Paul, Hughesville; and Carolyn Green, Bradenton; two sisters, Florence Jamison, Clarks Summit; and Margaret Glenwright, Tioga; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Willard Thompson; and a sister, Hilda Anamet.

The funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment, Newton Cemetery.

Friends may call today, 1 until the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Tidewell House Hospice Center, 3355 26th St. West, Bradenton, FL 34205.

Published in Scranton Times from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5, 2012