Dona I. (Hackler) Richards of Clayton died July 7 at home. She was 76.
Born June 10, 1938, in West York, Ill., she was the daughter of the late George and Myrtle (Johnson) Hackler. She married Don E. Richard in 1958. He preceded her in death in August of 2003. They were married for 45 years.
Mrs. Richards graduated from Hudsonville High School in 1956. She was an active member of the community and a member of the First Baptist Church of Clayton where she played the piano for the past seven years. She belonged to WRE teaching weekly classes to fourth grade students at Mill Creek East Elementary School. She was a past member of Tri Kappa and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 414 of Plainfield.
She worked at Hendricks Regional Health for 35 years as a telemetry technician, and a nurse’s aide, as well as, other departments when they needed additional staffing.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra Dian (Dennis) Smith of Greencastle and Darla (Thomas) Carlisle of Clayton; one son, David (Susie) Richards of Clayton; three grandchildren, Thomas and Elizabeth Carlisle, Christine Richards; two step-grandchildren, Suzanne and Chyanne Scott; and three brothers, George Washington (Dorma) Hackler of Charleston, Ill., Robert (Pauline) Hackler of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Also preceding her in death was a brother, Johnson Theryl Hackler.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 11 at Weaver and Randolph Funeral Home in Clayton. Burial will be in Clayton Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. July 10 in the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made on the website at www.weaverandrandolphfuneralhomes.com.