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Florence Evelyn Barber Richards, 1925-1953


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/5/2012 at 00:28:21

Mrs. Clyde Richards Dies
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barber of Gruver received word that their daughter Mrs. Clyde (Florence) Richards of Sulpher, La., died this morning. No details have been received as yet on the cause of her death nor of funeral arrangements. Mrs. Richards was born May 8, 1925. She is survived by her husband; two children, Barbara, 6, and Clyde, Jr., seven months; and her parents. Further details will be reported in the Daily News tomorrow. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 4, 1953)

Services for Mrs. Richards Are Saturday
Mrs. Clyde B. Richards, a resident of Gruver most of her life, died suddenly at her home in Sulphur, La., yesterday morning, according to word received by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barber of Gruver. Details are not known as relatives accompanying the body have not arrived in Gruver as yet.

Florence Evelyn Barber was born May 8, 1924 at Gruver. She received her education in the Gruver schools graduating from high school in 1942. During her high school days she was a star performer on the girls’ basketball team. Following her graduation she was employed as bookkeeper at the Graves Grain company until her enlistment in 1942 in the Waves. She was discharged in 1946.

That same years she was married to Clyde B. Richards at Brunswick, Ga. Following his discharge in 1947, the couple moved to Louisiana for a short time. They returned to Gruver later that year and lived there until 1952, when they returned to Louisiana, where her husband has been employed in the oil fields. She was a member of the Sulphur Methodist church.

Surviving her death are her husband; two children, Barbara, 6, and Clyde Jr., seven months; her parents; mother-in-law, Mrs. George Curry of Sulphur; her grandfather, William Nehring of Gruver; and several aunts and uncles.

The body of Mrs. Richards is being returned to Gruver and is scheduled to arrive Saturday morning. The body will lie in state at the Gruver Presbyterian church until time of the services, set for 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. H.C. McMican officiating. Burial will be in Eastside cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 5, 1953)


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