Monday, April 18, 2016

Gene F. Richards (April 1, 2016)

Gene F. Richards, 89, of Hollansburg, Ohio, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2016, at The Oakley Place in Greenville. Gene was born on January 13, 1927, in Whitewater, Indiana to the late Amon and Letha (Sharrit) Richards.

Gene served his country honorably in the U.S. Army from July 1945 to October 1946 in World War II. He was a member of the Congregational Christian Church of Hollansburg. Gene retired as postmaster of Hollansburg after 29 years. He lived most of his life in Hollansburg.

In addition to his parents, Gene is preceded in death by his brothers, Amon Niles, Dickie, Jack, Gary, Billy and Steven and his sisters, Jane Weschke, Marylyn Kenworthy, Lois Arthur, and Janet Richhart.

Gene is survived by his sister, Joan Teaford Bennett of Oregon; two brothers and sisters in law, Danny and Wilma Richards and Tommy and Carolyn Richards all of Hollansburg; and many, many nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.

A celebration of life service will be held at the Congregational Christian Church of Hollansburg on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 10:30AM with Pastor Joe Hanna officiating. Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 5-7PM at the Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery. Military Graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Legion Post 708 in Hollansburg or to the Congregational Christian Church of Hollansburg. Arrangements are entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison

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