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Donna Richards, 1945-2021

Donna Lois Richards, 76, of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at AdventHealth Lake Wales.

She was born January 5, 1945 in Altoona, PA to the late David and Grace Richards; she came here from Miami in 1992. She was a retired roofing contractor, but also worked as a secretary and office manager and was of the Lutheran faith. She liked to go to yard sales, she wanted to never miss a deal. She loved her grandchildren and her dogs, cooking for her family and friends and always wanted to help others.

Donna was preceded in death by her infant son, Carol Earl and two sisters, Shirley and Linda. Survivors include her daughter, Grace Foster of Winter Haven; son, JC Gonzalez of Lake Wales; sisters, Patty Boyd and Judith Sheppard of Lake Wales, Bonnie Brown of Lake Wales and Reba Brown of Clayton, GA; five grandchildren, Juan “Junior” Gonzales, Dalla Sheppard, Cody Reitman, Dylan Foster and Faith Foster; and fourteen great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Carlos, McKenzie, McKayla, Jewels, Eli, Bryce, Knox, Atlas, Dominic, Gabriel, Denver, Faith, Kayden.

Celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the Robert & CE Sheppard Memorial Park at Walk-In-Water. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling arrangements.


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