Delores June Richards, 87, rural Wabash, died at 1:56 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2020, at her home. She was born March 11, 1933, in Elk Valley, Tenn. to Leonard and Etta (Martin) Perkins.
Delores was a graduate of Jellico High School in Jellico, Tenn. She married Robert Richards in Peru on Sept. 12, 1954; he died Jan. 20, 1997. She was a homemaker, and also worked over the years at Bryants in Peru, General Tire in Wabash, and Data Vue. She was a member of the Richvalley United Methodist Church. Delores enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilting, and bird watching.
She is survived by three children, Jonathan (Lisa) Richards and Yvonne (Jack) Paxton, both of Wabash, and Martha (Rick) Bellamy of Bunker Hill, Indiana, six grandchildren, Ricky (Tammy) Bellamy and Chrissy (Jeremy) Landrum, both of Peru, Sabrina (Matthew) LaSpina of Seymour, Shawn Paxton of Oklahoma City, Okla., Jacob Richards and Jared Richards, both of Wabash, five great-grandchildren, Emma and Randy Landrum of Peru, and Michael, Noah, and Madison LaSpina of Seymour, Indiana, and her sister, Diana “Ruth” Bridges of Oak Ridge, Tenn. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and four brothers, Leon, Joe, Bobby, and Jimmy Perkins.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 13, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Tom Richards officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.