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Elizabeth 'Bette' J. Richards PDF Print
Sunday, May 11, 2014 8:00 PM

Dec. 16, 1921-May 10, 2014

DELPHOS — Elizabeth “Bette” J. Richards, 92, of Delphos died Saturday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 16, 1921, in Delphos to Paul Schosker and Edna (Schmidt) Schosker, who preceded her in death. She was adopted by Ollie and Luella Schosker.

She was united in marriage to Claude “Mick” Drewyore, who preceded her in death.

She married Donald Richard, who also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon (Emie) Hines of Delphos; two sons, Robert Drewyore and Timothy (Joyce) Drewyore, both of Delphos; two stepdaughters, Sandra (Larry) Caffro of Maumee and Mary Jo Miller of Grover Hill; two stepsons, Ronald Richards of Venedocia and Randy (Peggy) Richards of Marion, Indiana; one brother, Jack Schosker of Delphos; sisters-in-law, Marian Morris and JoAnn Wise of Van Wert; brother-in-law, the Rev. Joe (Emma) Richards of Goshen, Indiana; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a grandson, J.C. Caffro; great-granddaughters, Samantha Horstman and Paislie Dickinson Miller; and a stepson-in-law, Jim Miller.

She worked at the Kalida Country Club for 11 years. She also worked for James Rhoades for over 28 years.

She enjoyed watching TV and working at the Kalida Country Club and for James Rhoades Insurance. However, her true passion were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the Red Hat Club, lifetime member of VFW post 3035 and CL of C.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Delphos, Father Dave Reinhart officiating. Burial will be at York Township Cemetery in Venedocia.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with a wake service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Presbyterian Church: Music Fund or donor’s choice.

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