Beatrice G. (Donton) Richards

November 6, 1925 ~ March 13, 2019 (age 93)

Beatrice G. Richards, 93, of Auburn, passed away Wednesday, March 13th, at Orwigsburg Center, Orwigsburg. 


Born in Lebanon County, PA on November 6, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Robert & Dorothy (Wilson) Donton.


She was the widow of John H. Richards, who passed away in August, 2006, and her first husband, Andrew Sirko.


In addition to her parents and husband, Beatrice is also preceded in death by her son, Andrew Sirko, sister, Betty Paul, and brothers: Lyndon, Lyman, and Robert Donton.


She was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven.


Beatrice is survived by three daughters: Dottie Hardock, fiance of Ed Folk, Auburn, Nancy Hepler, wife of Duane, Cressona, and Jayne Krammes, Sanford, NC.  She is also survived by four grandchildren: Melissa, & Jason Hepler, Angela Yeich, & Dylan Ditzler, great-grandsons, Caleb, & Caden Hepler, and four siblings: Dorothy Begley, Christiana, PA, Ida Miller, Schuylkill Haven, Clarence Donton, Schuylkill Haven, & Warren Donton, Port Carbon, as well as step-children: Barbara Moyer, Nancy Smith, Monica Jacoby, Michele, Jack, & Stevens Richards, and numerous nieces and nephews.


A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven, on Tuesday, March 19th with Rev. William Parrish officiating. 


A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.


Interment will follow the funeral service at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.


Beatrice's family requests donations in her memory to Covenant United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 209 East Main Street Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. 

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