Erlean Richards


(September 01, 1924 – April 12, 2019)

FUNERAL SERVICES:  9:30 A.M. Monday, April 15, 2019 at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel.

BURIAL:  Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Comanche County.

VISITATION:  Family will receive friends at Comanche Funeral Home, on Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M.

LUNCH:  Lunch for the family will be 11:30 A.M. on Monday, April 15, 2019, at First Baptist of Comanche.

MEMORIALS:   If desired, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 804 W. Wrights Avenue, Comanche Texas 76442; or Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011.

Erlean Richards, age 94, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Comanche, Texas.

She was born on September 1, 1924, in Comanche, Texas, to Robert Lee and Eva Irene (Criswell) Matthews.  On June 29, 1940, she was united in marriage to Paul Richards in Comanche.  He preceded her in death on April 22, 2002.  She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother and her family relied on her wisdom and advice throughout her lifetime.  For over twenty years Erlean was employed as a sales clerk at Durham’s Pharmacy, but she still found time in her busy life to crochet baby blankets and make beautiful quilts. She loved gardening, dominos and fishing, and was famous among her family and friends for her delicious pecan pies.  She was a member First Baptist Church of Comanche.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie White of Comanche; son, Jackie Paul Richards and wife Angela of San Saba; four grandchildren: Mike Steward and wife Iraydi of Gustine, Derek Steward and wife Ana of Gustine, Lance Williams and wife Melissa of Stephenville, and Justin Richards of Sipe Springs; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by daughter, Brenda Burch.

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