Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 13, 2013

Annie Edison 'Shirley' Richards

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — FENTON — Annie Edison “Shirley” Richards, age 75, of Fenton, died July 11, 2013.

Annie was born Aug. 22, 1937, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of George and Dorothy (Edison) Taylor. She was married to Jack R. Richards on Dec. 23, 1972, in Linden; he preceded her in death on March 16, 2013.

Mrs. Richards lived in the Linden/Fenton area for many years and worked as a teacher’s aide for Holly Schools. She had also lived in Traverse City for 24 years, where she was employed by Cherry Bend Animal Hospital. She found so much pleasure working with children in Holly and made lifelong friends with many co-workers.

Annie loved her family dearly. She enjoyed quilting, stamp art and reading.

Surviving are children, Diane Millington (Terry) Sievert, of Traverse City, Pamela (Dan) Kenny, of Fenton, and Tom Richards, of Mt. Morris; grandchildren, Katie Starrs Coleman, Clint Starrs, Drew Kenny, Alex Kenny, Travis Sievert and Kristen Sievert; great-grandchildren, Chase Coleman, Addie Starrs Coleman and Jack Coleman; dear friends, Audrey and Gilbert McCaughna; and brother-in-law, Jerry (Marilyn) Richards.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. Pastor Dale Swihart will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Those desiring may make contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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