Bernice E. Richards, (nee Lewis), 89, of Wellington died Tuesday, September 11, 2009 at E.M.H. Regional Medical Center in Elyria, following a short illness. She was born February 4, 1918 in Kipton and was a Lorain County resident most of her life.
Mrs. Richards worked at the former Corporation in Elyria for 22 years. After retirement, she worked at Echoing Hills in Warsaw. She was a member Faith Christian Church in Wellington. She enjoyed quilting, traveling, reading the Bible and socializing.
Survivors include son, James Richards of Wellington; daughter, Florence Weitzel of Elyria; 2 grandsons; and 1 great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Sarah, (nee Berg) Lewis; and brothers, Russel and Richard Lewis.
Friends may call Thursday, September 13, 2007 from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge Road at State Route 57, Elyria.
Services will be Friday, September 14, 2007 at 10 A.M. in the funeral home. Pastor Tom Keller will officiate.
Burial will follow in Camden Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Echoing Hills Residential Center, 36272 County Road 79, Warsaw, OH 43844 or Faith Christian Church, 13566 Indian Hollow Rd., Grafton, OH 44044.