Eleanor B. Richards, 91, of Ottawa, Illinois formerly of Earlville, Illinois passed away Thursday October 24, 2019 at LaSalle County Nursing Home in Ottawa, Illinois. She was born February 2, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Peter and Bernice (Narusis) Gecas. She married Donald “Bud” Richards on February 15, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. She was a devoted member of the St. Theresa Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She loved to bake for her friends and family, especially during the holidays.
She is survived by her two daughters, Cynthia “Cindy” (Paul) Lewis of Oglesby, Illinois, Debbie (Richard) McDonnell of Venice, Florida; one son, Ronald (Karil) Richards of Jackson, Minnesota; eleven Grandchildren; eleven Great Grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband “Bud”, and two daughters, Linda Knight and Dona Lewis.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Earlville with Father Augustin Kassa officiating. Burial will follow at St. Theresa Catholic Cemetery in Earlville, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. on Monday October 28, 2019 at the church in Earlville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to LaSalle County Nursing Home. For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com