Bernice R. Richards, 104, died Friday at Mountain View Care Center. She was the widow of Daniel W. Richards, who died in 1983.
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She was born in Moosic, the daughter of the late James and Ruth Whitehead Robling. She had lived in Moosic most of her life, but had lived in Pinellas Park, Fla., for 18 years before moving back to the area. She was the valedictorian of the class of 1926 of Moosic High School and a member of the Moosic Presbyterian Church where she had taught Sunday School for many years.
Bernice's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the entire staff at Mountain View Care Center and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the great care and concern shown to their mother.
Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Williams of Fayetteville, N.C.; three sons, Daniel and his wife, Helen, of Champaign, Ill.; James R. and his wife, Ellen; and Kenneth and his wife, Evelyn, of Moosic; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Robert.
The funeral service and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Moosic Presbyterian Church, 625 Main St., Moosic, PA 18507; or Mountain View Care Center, 2309 Stafford Ave., Scranton, PA 18505.
Arrangements by the Jacob Davis Funeral Home, 422 S. Main St., Taylor.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 8, 2012