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     Irma Jane Richey, age 79, of Lamar, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Barton County Memorial Hospital.


     Irma was born July 13, 1931, at White Cloud, Kansas, to Floyd and Grace (Steele) Nuzum.  After graduating from White Cloud High School, she married Guy M. Richey on June 14, 1949 at Troy, Kansas.  They made their home in Independence, Missouri where Irma worked for many years at Colony Paints in Kansas City, first in factory production and then as an office secretary.  Before the challenges of life with rheumatoid arthritis, Irma was an avid outdoors woman who enjoyed fishing and hunting with Guy.  In addition to being a warm and hospitable homemaker, she enjoyed hand-work, especially crocheting.  After moving to Lamar in 2005, Irma became a member of Oakton United Methodist Church.


     Survivors include her husband of  61 years, Guy Richey, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Mel & Patricia Richey, Louisburg, Kansas; two daughters, Becky Nay & Ron Carmichael, Oak Grove, Missouri, and Pam Wrestler, Lamar; a sister, Mary Hiner, Pittsburg, Kansas; eight grandchildren, Luke, Chris & Kelly Nay, Scott Richey, Sarah Logan, Hannah Richey, Emily Cates, and Brandy Wrestler; five great-grandchildren, Milo, Maddox, Delaney, Atticus and Isabella; and a large extended family.  Irma was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd & Grace Nuzum; two brothers; three sisters; and a son-in-law, Ron Wrestler.


     Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 25th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until service time.  Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Oakton United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Arthritis Foundation in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#3 TexasChristine Vodopest Killen 2010-08-24 16:00
My thoughts & prayers are with you even as I type. Losing Mom this year was tough & I can only imagine how difficult it is for you all to come to grips with the fact that Erma has passed. I'm just praying that God has finally given her the freedom of mobility, no more pain, and no more tears. Praying for each of you!!!
#2 Springfield, MOKristi Shackelford 2010-08-23 06:29
Mel, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

Kristi S.
#1 Lamar, MissouriTamara Myers 2010-08-23 06:17
So sorry to hear of your loss! Your mom was a great woman! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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