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Virginia Lee  Richards
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Obituary for Virginia Lee Richards

VIRGINIA LEE RICHARDS, 95 of Sun City Center, FL, formerly of Weirton, WV passed away on Saturday November 18, 2017, at the Plaza West Health Center, Sun City Center, FL while recovering from hip surgery. She was born January 9, 1922 in Morgantown, WV.

Virginia was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 60 years and enjoyed hosting fellowship dinners and supporting youth group activities. She maintained membership in the GFWC Weirton Women's Club and was active in the Art Department; Greater Weirton Senior Center; AARP; and Three Score Senior Club. Virginia was a dedicated wife and mother whose main interests were her family and friends. She was interested in art and literature and as a Women's Club member spent years organizing fashion shows, and arts and crafts fund-raisers for the Mary H. Weir Public Library resources and college scholarships for local high school graduates. For many years she was employed by the local telephone company as a telephone operator, and later by the Bank of Weirton as a commercial bank teller.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husbands, Phillip Snodgrass (married 31 years) in 1973, and Jack A. Richards (married 28 years) in 2009, and her daughter Nancy Snodgrass in 1967.

She is survived by her daughter Denise Chamberlain Merritt and her son-in-law Matthew Merritt of Sun City Center, FL; three step-children Jonathan Richards (wife Robyn) of Austin, TX, Maureen Richards of Dallas, TX, and Ellen Lowery (husband Curtis) of Little Rock, AR. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Brandon Merritt, Curtis III, Peter, and Jackson Lowery.

At Virginia's request, no services or visitation will be held. Private burial was in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, PA. Arrangements were entrusted to STEEL & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., Weirton, WV.


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