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Elva Irene Richards, 85

Elva Irene Richards, 85 years, passed to heaven on Nov. 22, 2013 at Mercy Hospital.

Irene was born Nov. 16, 1928 in Roy, Mo., to Orla and Anna (Morgan) Bricker.

Irene and  Jack Richards were united in marriage on March 13, 1948 in Ava Mo. Irene and Jack were blessed with two children.

Irene was a homemaker and enjoyed working on the farm, tending her chickens, gardening and going to garage sales. She was a Christian and attended Goodhope General Baptist when she was able. Irene enjoyed playing bingo at the nursing home.

Irene was preceded by her parents; her husband, Jack, in 2008; daughter, Pauletta, in 2003; and a brother, Charles.

Irene is survived by son, Tony Richards, Ava, Mo.; grandsons, Cody and Lisa Richards and Rusty and Tina Ryan; one granddaughter, Rhonda Hollingsworth; great-grandchildren, Braxton Richards, Makenzie, Madison and Jacob Hollingsworth, Tyler and Ashley Ryan and Jacob Nannie; son-in-law Ronald and Debbie Ryan, Eureka Springs, Ark.; brothers, Raymond and Johnnie Bricker.

Funeral services for Irene were Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Clinkinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, Mo.,  with burial in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery.  Visitation was  from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Officiating were the Rev. Vernon Fuller and Pastor David Welsh. Memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral