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Etta Sophia Lena Druse Richmond
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1908
Death: May 11, 2002

Etta Richmond

Etta Sophia Lena Richmond, 94, died May 11, 2002, at Marion.

She was born Jan. 9, 1908 in the Youngtown community, the daughter of the late Charlie and Anna (Bredemeier) Druse.

She grew up in the community and attended school there.

On June 4, 1934, she was married to Edward Richmond at Marion. The couple had four children, Roger, Ray, Bonnie, and Judy.

They farmed and raised turkeys.

She was noted for her ability to play the piano for dances and cake walks. She also enjoyed playing cards, baking bread, and teaching her grandchildren to drive.

For many years she worked as a nurse aide at Cedar Rest Home, Cedar Rest, and St. Luke Hospital.

Her husband, Edward, died in September 1962. Others who preceded her in death included brothers Martin, Eddie, Charles R. "Slim" and Elmer Druse; sister, Clara Olsen; two stepgrandchildren; and daughter-in-law Jimmie Modene Richmond.

She died Saturday at Marion Manor where she had been a resident for the past two years.

Survivors include son Roger and his wife, Betty, of Marion and son Ray of Marion; daughters Bonnie Stage and husband Jerry of Olathe, and Judy Grentz of McPherson; six grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; six great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday morning at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Jim Bridges officiating. Burial was in Marion Cemetery.

Greg Carlson was vocalist and Shirley Bowers the organist.

Memorial funds may be sent to the Manhattan library Talking Books program.

(taken from Marion County Record) 
Family links: 
  Charles Druse (1870 - 1964)
  Anna Druse (1875 - 1953)
  Glenn Edward Richmond (1906 - 1962)*
  Ray D. Richmond (1937 - 2008)*
  Martin F. Druse (1895 - 1979)*
  Edward Henry William Druse (1897 - 1977)*
  Charles Theodore Albert Druse (1902 - 1972)*
  Elmer Jacob Druse (1904 - 1984)*
  Etta Sophia Lena Druse Richmond (1908 - 2002)
  Clara M. Druse Olsen (1909 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Marion Cemetery
Marion County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Sec 26, Row 3
Created by: Marianne
Record added: Feb 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33513675
Etta Sophia Lena <i>Druse</i> Richmond
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Etta Sophia Lena <i>Druse</i> Richmond
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I had a ball at your house with Bonnie and Judy. I was always glad to be there when you made your special chicken salad. I appreciate the kindness you showed my mother. You are missed by everyone you knew you.
- Marianne (Waltner) Spencer
 Added: Feb. 3, 2009

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