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Marian (Jones) Richards  

Marian (Jones) Richards

November 27, 1927 – December 29, 2015

Marian (Jones) Richards, age 88, of Smyrna, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 29, 2015.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on November 27, 1927, Marian was a daughter of the late Emrys and Elizabeth (Lewis) Jones. She was a graduate of GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre. In addition to raising her family, Marian made her career with Wilmington Trust, retiring after many years of dedicated service.
She was deeply proud of her Welsh heritage and enjoyed researching her ancestry. In her leisure time, Marian loved reading, working crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl G. Richards, who died in 2013; brother, William Jones; and sister, Jane Singley. Marian is survived by her children, Keith Richards, Diane Reynolds and husband, Howie, Elaine Poole and husband, Chuck and John Richards; 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Dorothy Bournes of Griswold Home Care and the staff of Delaware Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Marian.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday evening, January 7, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 am on Friday morning, January 8, 2016, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marian’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.

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  1. Sharon Elaine, December 29, 2015

    My deepest condolences to the family. May your precious memories bring you peace. May God’s tender mercies comfort you. “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” (Psalms 23). John 11:25; Revelation 21:3,4; Matthew 6:9,10. May the resurrection promise strengthen you. Heartfelt prayers are with you.

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  2. Shirley Boyer, December 30, 2015

    Heartfelt sympathy for all the family. Truly one of the kindest ladies to have walked this earth. Heaven has added her to the group. They are there to watch over us and to help us remember the fond memories.

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  3. Elaine Pinder, December 30, 2015

    Diane, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26

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  4. Dawn and Rodney Willis, December 30, 2015

    I feel such sorrow in my heart for the family…your mother was a wonderful and beautiful person inside and out. There are no words to say that will make you feel better but to know that you have family and friends that truly care deeply and understand the painful loss will help ease the pain. I am grateful that you have had so many years to enjoy her and so many memories that will last a lifetime. We love you all!

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  5. Kim Stepanski, December 30, 2015

    There are no words that I can think of to comfort you other than ‘Aunt Marion and Uncle Scuff are together again.’ Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
    Another angel to watch over you and the entire family.
    With love and sympathy….Kim and Jim Stepanski and the entire Richards’ family in Wilkes Barre.

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  6. Charlene & Dave Gregg, January 3, 2016

    Our deepest sympathy to the Richard’s family.

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  7. Lydia Hoffman, January 4, 2016

    My deepest condolences. Mrs. Richard is one of the loveliest people I have ever met. I consider myself lucky to have had the pleasure of knowing her. She is walking and humming and making her mashed potatoes for Carl!!! Cant wait to get to heaven to see her again!!

    With love Lydia

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  8. Jim Flowers, January 5, 2016

    My Deepest sympathies to your family, i am working night shift and cannot get off or I would be there, My Love and Prayers to your family
    Jim

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