Hamilton County

Lt. Emma Adelia Richards

Army Nurse Corps

Emma Adelia Richards was born July 22, 1914 to Charles E. and Ida May Richards. She was the Hamilton County public health nurse before enlisting in the U. S. Army Nurse Corps. She received a commission as Lieutenant and served at Fort Leonard Wood, MO before being sent overseas to England, serving in the European war theater.

Sept. 25, 1946 she married Lt. G. A. Mueller, U.S.N. Lt. Mueller is a veteran of 22 years service in the navy. After their marriage they made their home in Harbor City, CA.

Emma died July 6, 2005 and is buried at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR. Her husband, Gerhardt August ‘Jerry’ Mueller is also buried there.

Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA