Wilma M. Richards peacefully passed away November 2, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at the Hospice Legacy Lodge in Chariton, Iowa.. Wilma was born September 13, 1931 in Chariton, Iowa to E. Ray and Ruby Anderson.
Wilma met James “Art” Richards after he returned from serving in the Army during the war. They were married on January 18, 1947 in Indianola, Iowa. To this union five children were born: Sherry, John, Shirley, Joy, and Jeffrey.
Wilma lived her whole life in Chariton were she was a loving wife and mother. She was proud to have grown up in Chariton’s West End and attend the Franklin school. Wilma loved to travel and visit different places in the U.S. and Europe. She was an avid bridge player and played every week at the Senior Center. Wilma attended the Nazarene church in Chariton.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, E. Ray and Ruby (Smith) Anderson; husband Art Richards; daughter Sherry (Larry) Marker; and brother, Dean L. Anderson.
She leaves to mourn her passing; children, John (Patty) Richards, Shirley (Dwight) Winborn, Joy (Dwaine) Sellers, Jeff Richards, brother Paul Anderson, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Lucas County Historical Society or to the Chariton Library