Beulah Verlane Richard, 78

Beulah Verlane Richard, 78, of Theodosia, died Feb. 13, 2021, at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare in Ava. No services are planned at this time.

She was born May 9, 1942, in  Arkansas, the daughter of Lorrine Ehrhardt Hurley. She worked as a shoemaker at Brown Shoe in Caruthersville for many years. She also worked in home healthcare in Doniphan.

In 2001 in Oxly, Missouri, she married Leon Richard.

Mrs. Richard enjoyed “plain ol’ country livin’.” She took pleasure in gardening and canning the fresh produce. She relished feeding the deer and the turkeys and watching them come up to her door to eat. She was also fond of fishing and spending time with friends within the community.

She is survived by her second husband, Leon; her other four children, Lesia Adcock, Mary James, Trudy Edwards and Jeff Darnell; her grandchildren; her sister, Brenda Leroux; and several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lorrine; her first husband, Jack Darnell; her four siblings, Kathleen James, Janie Stout, Curtis Gooch and David Gooch; her daughter Winda Storey, Winda’s husband Gary, and their two sons, Gene and Christopher. 

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Arrangements by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.

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