Beverly A. Richards, age 85, of Sheridan, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Country Friends Assisted Living in Sumner.
Bev loved sewing, crocheting, crafting, doing craft shows with her daughter, cooking for her family and her most favorite thing to do was read books. She was a member of the Sheridan VFW Auxiliary, worked for 10 years as a volunteer grandparent through the EightCAP program.
Surviving Bev is her daughter, Rosemary (Michael) Wolverton of Sheridan; sons, Leroy Richards of Clarksville, Charles (Patricia Graves) Richards of Hubbardston, Eugene (Kim) Richards of DeWitt; grandchildren, Christina (Brian) Rodgers, Staci Seidelman, Brian Richards, Christopher (Kelsey) Richards, Jody Eberly, David Richards, Christina Richards, Danny Richards, Cassy Henderson, Curtis Richards, Christine (Jeffery) Johnson, Casey (Jr.) Smith, Corey (Sam) Richards, Michael (Tiffany) Ferguson, Amanda White, Mark (Shanna) Ferguson, Marcy Ferguson; 51 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Vernon of Ionia; and many nieces and nephews.
Bev was preceded in death by her parents, Paul & Lucille (Rice) Ridenour; husband, Merrill Richards Sr.; son, Merril Richards Jr.; daughter-in-law, Pamela Richards; and brothers, Eugene Ridenour and Charles Ridenour.
Bev’s life is being celebrated on Friday, November 11th at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan (246 S. Main St.). Visitation is being held from 10 to 11 AM with funeral services beginning at 11 AM. Final interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Ionia.