Mestil L. Richards, 84, of Walker, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 19, 2012 at Ohio Valley Health Care, Parkersburg.
She was born April 7, 1927 at Smithville, WV, the daughter of the late Okey and Lola Cox Kirby.
Mestil was a homemaker and also had formerly worked at Pine View Nursing Home and Rubber Crafters in Smithville and she took care of elderly patients in her home. She was a charter member of South Side Baptist Church, Harrisville. She loved gardening, cooking and helping people in need.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond O. Richards of Hertfort, NC, and Larry G. Richards (Lois) of Walker; daughter-in-law, Linda Richards of Clay, WV; two sisters, Betty Wagner of Big Springs, WV, and Wanda Moore of Magadore, OH; grandchildren, Jeanett Stevens, Tammy Richards, Robert Richards, Brittany Richards, Julie Seagraves, Kevin Richards, Kimberly Farnsworth, and Beverly Weatherly; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; and many friends she leaves at Ohio Valley Health Care.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Richards; one son, Steve M. Richards; sisters, Colleen Gainer and Maxine Eagle; and brothers, Dennis Willard Kirby and Glennis Kirby.
A Service of Celebration of Life will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with and Evangelist Mike Kirby officiating. Burial will follow in the Fluharty Cemetery, Leading Creek.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to; Baptist International Organization, Linda Richards Foundation, PO Box 587, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulloughRaiguel.com.
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