Nedra S. Richey

PETERSBURG- Nedra S. Richey, 97, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away Dec. 9 at Masternick Health Center following a brief illness.

Nedra was born Nov. 7, 1922 in East Palestine, a daughter of the late Homer and Mildred Augustine Buchecker.

She was a graduate of East Palestine High School and worked as a cook for Springfield Local Schools and was a homemaker. Nedra was member of Mount Calvary Community Church in Unity.

Nedra is survived by two sons, Garry (Lenore) Richey and Dan (Peggy) Richey, both of Petersburg; three daughters, Barb (Don) Migliore of Lakeland, Fla., Leann (Cork) Wonner of Petersburg and Lori (Bill) James of Poland; daughter-in-law, Gale Richey of Lowell, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years in 2010, Bill Richey; son, Jon Richey; and daughter-in-law, Kelly Richey; as well as two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the New Springfield Church of God, 3649 E. Garfield Road, and one hour prior to the service which will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name in lieu of flowers to the Mount Calvary Community Church in Unity.

Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine is in charge of arrangements.