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Betty Louise (Lamphear) Richards

August 5, 1929 ~ March 7, 2020 (age 90)


BETTY LOUISE RICHARDS, age 90 of Sidney, passed away Saturday. March 7, 2020 at 2:30 a.m. at the Landings of Sidney. She was born on August 5, 1929 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, the daughter of the late John Clifford and Ida Belle (McFarland) Lamphear.  On December 20, 1946 she married John Walden Richards who proceeded her in death. 

Betty is survived by four children M. Suzanne (Roger) Lentz of Anna, Barbara Kay Ball of Fairport, NY, John Charles (Marilyn) Richards of Tipp City, and James Alan (Juliana) Richards of Charlotte, NC, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, three brothers, John Clifford II Lamphear of Copperas Cove, TX, Kenneth Raymond Lamphear, and George Leslie Lamphear both of Lincoln, NE. Her sister Jacqueline M. Jones proceeded her in death.

A private graveside service will be held at Pearl Cemetery, in Swanders at a later date. Betty's final arrangements are in the care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Miami County in memory of Betty L. Richards
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