Mildred “Millie” Richards, 92, passed away Saturday November 7, 2020 at University Hospital in Cleveland. She was born June 10, 1928 in Conneaut, she was the daughter of Jacob & Maria (Kuivinen) Kultti.
Millie graduated from Rowe High School in 1946 where she was class secretary and organized class reunions.
She belonged to the Women of Finnish Heritage and Bonanza Card Club for forty years. She loved music of all kinds. Watching the Cleveland Indians and The Buckeyes. Millie loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Kathy Pierce of Concord Twp., Tom Richards of Conneaut and Tim (Marcia) Richards of Aurora; grandchildren, Marissa, Allison, Kyle, Kaari (Matt) Schroeder and Robert Pierce; great-grandchildren, Miles, Calvin, Lucy and Emilia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harold ”Mike” Richards; siblings, Aldoph Kultti, Viola Walbridge, Margaret Bahny and Miriam Barthleson.
Chapel service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday November 12, 2020 at Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. A celebration of life service will be held later next summer. Date and time to be announced in the Star Beacon.
Contributions may be made to Finnish Heritage Museum, 301 High St., Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077, Conneaut Area City Schools, MEMO: SPARC, 230 Gateway Ave. Suite B., Conneaut, OH 44030, or Conneaut Arts Center, 1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut, OH 44030.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marcy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.
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Finnish Heritage Museaum
301 High St., Fairport Harbor OH 44077
Conneaut Area City Schools (SPARC)
ATTN: Jackie Miranda, 230 Gateway Ave. Suite B, Conneaut OH 44030
Conneaut Arts Center
1025 Buffalo St., Conneaut OH 44030