Ruth “Ruthie” A. Richards, 60, of McPherson passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at The Cedars, McPherson. She was a security guard at Hospira, Inc. and a bookkeeper.

Ruthie was born on July 13, 1956 in Denver, the daughter of Cecil F. and Ruth May (Campell) Richards. She graduated from Burr Oak High School in Burr Oak, and Bethany Nazarene College in Bethany, Oklahoma.

She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Hutchinson and the Christian Motorcyclists Association.

Survivors include sisters, Nancy (Richard) Wakefield of McPherson and Ellen (Marion) Gray of Oskaloosa, Iowa; brother, Irwin “Rip” (Candy) Richards of Elk Point, South Dakota; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Patricia Howell.

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Glover officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to American Diabetes Association in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at