Beulah Richards, 97 of Taylorville, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11: 56 p.m. at her residence. She was born on November 12, 1916 in Tower Hill, IL. The daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah  (Adams) Rusher.  She married Woodrow Richards in Danville, IL on January 3, 1948. He preceded her in passing on November 5, 1980. She was a homemaker and a member of M.A.D.D.. Beulah was like a mother to her granddaughter, Ann Mantell. She also played a vital role in bringing the school bus system to Taylorville.

She is survived by her daughters: Linda Lou Richards of Taylorville and Judith K. Richards of Millersville, MD; grandchildren: Wendy Mantell, Van Mantell, Ann Mantell, Brandi Porter, Michele Richardson, Jeffrey Perona, and Amanda Thomas; six great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one niece and four nephews.   
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Woodrow Richards; sons: August “Gus” Mantell and George R. Mantell; daughter: Patricia A. Richards; siblings: John, Homer, Otis, Leo, Goldie, Bertha, Charley, Dewey, Florence, Floyd and Raymond. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL. Funeral  services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday , July 24, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to:  American Legion Post #73, 110 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois

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