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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Mary Richards, 86 – Pastimes Include Working on Her Farm

Mary Elizabeth Richards, 86 of Ashland passed away Saturday evening at Providence Place-Pine Grove.

She was born on May 27, 1937 in Ashland and was the daughter of the late Mary (Pauly) and Joseph Mehlbaum.

Mary attended Butler Township Schools.

She was of the Protestant faith and was a member of Zion’s Reformed UCC in Ashland.

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Mary was the wife of the late Earl Richards who passed away in 2010.

Early on she worked for Goldy Seltzer’s TV & Appliance. Later she along with her husband Earl owned and operated Richards Gas Station-Ashland and Richards Bus Co. until retirement.

Mary was a member of Pennsylvania Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 424 in Orwigsburg.

Her favorite pastimes were doing puzzles, animals, and doing work on her farm.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother Joseph Mehlbaum.

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She is survived by; son Glenn “Butch” J. Weinrich (Roseann), Ashland; brother Bob Mehlbaum, Willow Grove; sister Christine McGeehan (Neil), Horsham; 3 grandsons Nicholas Weinrich, Lehighton; Glenn (Colleen) Weinrich, Clinton Corners NY; Jake Weinrich, Gordon; 4 great grandchildren Rowan, Sullivan, Odin & Fiona; several nieces and nephews.

A viewing for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, June 14th from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM at Zion’s Reformed UCC, 2400 Centre St, Ashland PA 17921. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM in the church with Pastor Dean Luther officiating. Burial with will follow services at Christ Church Cemetery-Fountain Springs.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be in Mary’s memory to Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville PA 17901.

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