In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Parkland Barnes-Jewish Hospice, 757 Weber Rd, Farmington, MO 63640
Elmer "Rick" Richards, age 76, entered into rest Friday, Novemer 23, 2012 at his Festus residence. He had retired from Joe's Brake & Alignment in Rock Island, IL and he was a US Army veteran. Born September 5, 1936, in Potosi, Missouri, to the late Elmer J. and Frances (DeClue) Richards, Sr.
Survived by his loving family which includes his wife of 53 years, Donna (McKinnis) Richards; son, Kevin Richards of Eldridge, IA; daughters: Lori Ann (John) Richards-Blunt of Menlo Park, CA and Tracy (Michael) Brodt of Festus; and 4 grandchildren: Chaeli, Joshua, Ben and Natalie. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Richards; and 3 sisters: Kathryn Zavis, Betty Smith and Joanne Floyd.
He belonged to the Plattin Boat Club and enjoyed fishing and woodworking.