Barbara Richards

Memorial services for Barbara Richards, 67, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. She died March 21, 2015 at her home.

She was born May 19, 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of Phillip and Lyllian (Muehlebach) Cope.

She worked at the Country Club Bank until she retired in 2007.

She married Steve Richards on June 27, 1982 in Overland Park, Kansas. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Sondra Speer and Christina Speer both of Lawrence, KS; a son, Wes Rincon of Orlando, FL; two step daughters, Amy Howard of San Diego, CA, Emily Runyan of Lake Villa, IL; a step son, Adam Richards of Waukegan, IL; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Sharon Hyman, Phyliss Chapman and Charlotte Rabicoff.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

3 Condolences

  1. Beth Ankerholz on March 24, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Steve and family,

    I was so sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Charlotte Mohler on March 27, 2015 at 1:29 am

    I’m There with you in spirit even tho I can’t be there! I will miss my sister who was so caring,loving,sharing,& giving but have many great memories that I will carry with me always! My prayers & thoughts are with you all!! She definitely will be missed & loved by all!

  3. Bill and Cris Anderson & Family on March 27, 2015 at 9:37 am


    We have always enjoyed our time with Barb. Loved her laugh, her spirit and found her so enjoyable to be around. We will miss her.

    You are a good person, sir, and you let us know if there is anything we can do to help. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

    Bill, Cris, Liz and Tyler

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