Edna M. Richards, age 91, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born on Dec. 21, 1922, in Richland County, the daughter of Frank and Pearl (Ward) Sippy. Edna graduated from Richland Center High School and later moved to Madison. She worked at Ray O Vac Battery Company where she met Donovan Richards. They married on Nov. 12, 1949 at Zion Lutheran Church and were happily married 64 years. She was a long time member of Zion and its Ladies Aid and Altar Guild. Edna enjoyed baking, bird watching, and her flower gardens.
Edna is survived by her husband, Donovan; son, Gary; niece, Lavonne Anderson; nephews, David Sippy, Tom Sippy, Robert Leffler, Charlie Richards, John Richards and Rob Richards; nieces, Kristi Pavlue and Traci Christopherson. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harold, Kenneth and Lyle; sisters, Dorothy and Wilma; and niece, Beverly Schulenberg.
Private funeral services will be held. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Special thank you to the staff at Agrace for their care and compassion during Edna’s final days. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com