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Hazel Irene Smith Richards

December 3, 1917 ~ January 3, 2018 (age 100)

Hazel Irene Smith Richards, age 100 of Hardinsburg, KY died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Breckinridge Memorial Nursing Facility. She was born in Onaga, Kansas on December 3, 1917, the daughter of the late Bertrand and Eunice Truitt Smith. Mrs. Richards was a retired church secretary, a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Hodgenville, KY, Music Club in Bardstown, KY and First Baptist Church in Hodgenville and Bardstown. She was a very active member of her churches, loved music, was a self-taught pianist and seamstress.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Richards was preceded in death by her husband Harold Herbert "Hal" Richards, son Harold Herbert Richards, Jr., great granddaughter Cecelia Bishop, and siblings Gail Falk, Betty Eisenbarth, Edgar Smith and Robert Smith.

Mrs. Richards is survived by 2 daughters: Barbara Wright and her husband Joe of Harned, KY
Becky Bishop and her husband Doug of Frankfort, KY
5 grandchildren: Barbara Jo Ledman and her husband Tim
Julie Cheetham and her husband Brian
Lydia Grimes and her husband Mark
Earl Wright and his wife Treva
Seth Bishop and his wife Sarah
17 great grandchildren: Sophie, Cara and Maddie Ledman
Charlie and Lydia Jule Cheetham
Lily, Joseph, Isabel, Elizabeth, Benjamin and Boaz Grimes
Elena, Barbara Gail and Lemuel Wright
Avery, Eleanor and Logan Bishop

Funeral services under the direction of Trent-Dowell Funeral Home will be held at Harned United Methodist Church in Harned, KY on Friday, January 5, 2017 at 10 AM CST. Burial will be in the Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville, KY.   Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM CST on Friday.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Breckinridge Memorial Nursing Facility 1011 Old Highway 60  Hardinsburg, KY 40143.

 Service Information

January 5, 2018

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Harned United Methodist Church
97 Ky 259 S
Harned, KY 40144

Funeral Service
January 5, 2018

10:00 AM
Harned United Methodist Church
97 Ky 259 S
Harned, KY 40144

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