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Viola M. Richards 1929 - 2017
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ELLSWORTH — Viola M. Richards, 87, passed away on Sept. 13, 2017 in Ellsworth. She was born on Sept. 18, 1929 in Ellsworth to Henry and Laura (Haase) Pflughoeft. She married Ermon Richards, Jr. on March 6, 1950.
Vi was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ellsworth and past commander of the Ellsworth American Legion Post 174 Ladies’ Auxiliary. She worked at the Ellsworth Good Samaritan Home, ElKan, and ran Richards Cleaners for 30 years. She loved to play pinochle with her family, play bingo, and go gambling. She loved to stitch and crochet.
Vi was preceded in death by her husband, Ermon; infant son, James; sisters, Elva Shute, Irene Orsak, and Verona Reinert; three brothers, Raymond Pflughoeft, Kenneth Pflughoeft, and LeRoy Pflughoeft. She is survived by her son, Randy (Carla) of Hoisington; granddaughter, Laura; grandsons, Michael (Julie) and Dylan; and great granddaughter, Myah.
Visitation: 1-7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at Parsons Funeral Home with family present 6-7 p.m.
Graveside funeral service: 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post 174 Ladies’ Auxiliary, or the Good Samaritan Society all of Ellsworth, in care of the Funeral Home,

Funeral arrangements provided by
Parsons Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 45
Ellsworth, KS 67439.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 14, 2017