GOSHEN — Darlene M. Richards, 84, died Thursday afternoon at Greencroft Goshen Healthcare after suffering a stroke.
She was born May 6, 1930, in Galien, Mich., to Dayton O. and Mary V. (DeFleager) Cripe.
On May 6, 1953, she married Calvin Richards in Goshen. He died in September 2004.
She is survived by a daughter, Diana Hite, Goshen; a son, Kirby Richards, DeKalb, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Chester Cripe, Edwardsburg, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Don, Elmer and Harold Cripe; and a sister, Esther Hostetler.
A homemaker, Mrs. Richards was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.