Margaret M. Richards, 85

OCT. 17, 1927-APRIL 23, 2013

April 24, 2013
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Margaret M. "Sis" Richards, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Julia Manor Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 17, 1927, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late George Wendell Lushbaugh Sr. and Viola Mary Mowen Lushbaugh.

She attended Hagerstown High School.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She was a member of Boonsboro American Legion Auxiliary and AMVETS Auxiliary. She enjoyed bingo, playing cards, bowling, and taking care of her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Russell Richards Sr.; one daughter, Trisha Calandrelle and fiancé, Bob Daniels, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; six sons, Mark S. Brezler Jr. and wife, Judy, Ronnie B. Brezler Sr. and wife, Cindy, Brian L. Brezler and wife, Colleen, and Kevin S. Richards and fiancée, Celena McNairn, all of Hagerstown, Stephen K. Brezler and wife, Lisa, of Salisbury, Md., and Russell E. Richards Jr. and wife, Tammy, of Cascade, Md.; one brother, C. Ronald Lushbaugh Sr. and wife, Dixie, of Hagerstown; 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, Lenny McCarney.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan R. McCarney, on Jan. 11, 2013; six sisters, Frances Varnum, Helen Kendall, Irma Myers, Sarah J. Shifler, Laura J. Lushbaugh and Julia C. Walter; and one brother, George W. Lushbaugh Jr.

Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Steve Wagoner will officiate. Inurnment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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