HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Norma Jean Richards, 76, of Lackawannock Township, passed away of natural causes at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 26, 2021, at Shenango on the Green, New Wilmington.
She was born on September 11, 1944, in Sharon to the late Irene (Swogger) and Russell Boles.
She graduated from Brookfield High School in 1962.
Norma worked for FNB in the loan department for over 20 years, retiring in 2007.
She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in West Middlesex.
Norma was a devoted Catholic who enjoyed crocheting, traveling with her husband, family and friends, baking Christmas cookies and canning her famous pickles and beets. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.
She is survived by daughters, Carrie Weimer and her husband, Christopher, of Mercer and their children, Mackenzie Mihalcak and her husband, Logan, of Boardman, Ohio, Madison French and her husband, Matt, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Julie Tyillian and her husband, Timothy and their children, Chandler William Tyillian and Chloe, all of West Middlesex and Billie Jean Horvath and her husband, Eric and their children, Macie, Ashlynn and Erica Horvath, all of Hermitage; brother, Ronald Boles and his wife, Bunny, of Sharpsville.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William “Bill” Richards, whom she married July 25, 1964 and who passed away March 29, 2020; a grandson, Chase Tyillian and three sisters.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 30, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2630 E. State Street, Hermitage.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, May 1, 11:00 a.m. at Church of Good Shepherd, 3613 Sharon Road, West Middlesex, PA 16159, with Fr. Glenn Whitman as celebrant. Everyone is asked to meet at the church.
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A television tribute will air Thursday, April 29 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.