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Sally A. Richards


Sally A. Richards (nee Cole), 70, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Mercy New Life Hospice, following a brief illness. She was born April 20, 1947 in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Sally treasured spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer M. Morgan (Bret) of Elyria; son, Christopher M. Richards of Elyria; additional survivors include five grandchildren, Sierra, Madilyn, Madison, Grayson, Branson; sister, Bonnie Jean Tyras of Rochester, Ohio; brother, Carl Cole (Marsha) of Orville.

Sally was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Gerald J. Richards; her parents, Earl Sr. and LaVonda (nee Hooker) Cole; two sisters, Garnett Meagle, Esther Cole and a brother, Earl Cole, Jr.

A celebration of Sally's life will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, (440)322-4626, where the family will receive friends Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 12 Noon until time of services at 1 P.M. Burial will be private at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Sally's memory be sent to Mercy New Life Hospice 3500 Kolbe Rd., Lorain, OH 44053.

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