OBITUARY: Donna Mae Richards

Donna Mae Richards, 91, of Hesston, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

She was born Aug. 28, 1930, in McPherson County, the daughter of Fred and Marian (Tolle) Jacobson.

Donna graduated from Roxbury High School with the class of 1948.

She attended the Roxbury United Parish in Roxbury, where she also played the organ.

Donna had an enduring love for music and provided piano and organ music for hundreds of weddings, funerals and events. She also acted as a poll worker in local elections.

Donna was united in marriage to Herbert Overton. From this union, their son Anthony was born. She later married Lee Richards on Dec. 4, 1982, in Hesston. He preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 2014.

She worked as an administrative assistant and office manager at Hesston Corp. for many years.

She is survived by her son, Tony (Yvonne) Overton of Buhler; four stepdaughters, Pam Long, Lori Swanson, Diane Webber and Nancy Dwyer; three grandchildren, Michael Overton, Andy (Candice) Overton and Sarah (David) Jones; and one great-grandson, Otto Overton.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Jay Verona.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be announced and held later. Burial will take place later at Valley View Cemetery, Roxbury.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roxbury United

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