Mary Lou RichardsNovember 04,2013
Mary Lou Richards
Mary Lou Richards
NORTHFIELD — Mary Lou Curren Richards died unexpectedly on Nov. 1, 2013.
She was born on Nov. 12, 1943, in East Liverpool, Ohio. She graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1961.
After graduation from the Ohio Northern University School of Pharmacy in 1966, she practiced as a registered pharmacist for 46 years in Ohio and Vermont before retiring in April of 2013. She was one of a number of women who pioneered entry into the pharmacy field that was mostly male at the time. She also was an innkeeper and fine cook, operating, with her husband, the Century House Bed and Breakfast Inn in Northfield, Vermont, for six years.
She was an excellent pharmacist, a loving mother, a devoted spouse and a caring friend. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends and colleagues.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, L. Dan Richards; her children, Holly and Daniel Richards; her daughter-in-law, Emily Barr Richards; her granddaughter, Maggie Richards; her sister, Ruth Ann Curren; and her sister-in-law, Joan Curren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Robert Curren; her parents, Richard and Bernice Curren; and her in-laws, Dan and Helen Richards and John and Donna Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Episcopal Relief Fund, the Salvation Army or the Vermont Foodbank.
Funeral arrangements are by the Kingston Funeral Home on Slate Avenue in Northfield, Vermont. Calling hours will be on Monday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Kingston Funeral Home.
A memorial marker will be in the Riverview Cemetery in East Liverpool, Ohio. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Glenside, Pennsylvania, conducted by the Rev. Emily Barr Richards, Mary Lou’s daughter-in-law.
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