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Obituary: Sandra J. Richards, Columbus

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Sandra J. Richards, 73, of Columbus, died at 5:13 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Sandra was a member of Order of Eastern Star Columbus Chapter No. 339, Book Club and Mill Race Center. She enjoyed volunteering at Our Hospice, Columbus Regional Hospital and numerous activities in Columbus and surrounding area.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street. Columbus Order of Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cremation is planned following the calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to the Richards family at

Sandra was born in Indianapolis February 12, 1941, the daughter of Clayton and Vivian Eileen Moberly Smith. She married Donald G. Richards Sr. April 14, 1962. He preceded her in death October 10, 2009.

Survivors include her children, Claytanna (Hershel) Murphy of Greensburg and Donald G. (Kelly) Richards Jr. of Columbus; a brother, Larry (Maude) Smith of Greenwood; grandchildren, Eric Valek, Jason Valek, Amanda Richards, Kenneth (Emily) McNeely, Jennifer (Josh) Elder and Michael (Sarah) Pirtle; and great-grandchildren, Arya, Aubree and Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

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