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“Many wonderful memories! She always watched over me and took care of me whether I was in the garage making baskets or buying flowers for high school...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Fred Bissler - Overland Park, KS

“May God bless and comfort the family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences. Rom. 15:33 ”
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“Mary Ann.Sorry to hear of your loss. I see Paul is living in North Tonawanda, I've been there many times, it's near my sisters and my nephew lived...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Judy Vliss - Farmington, NM

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“Dear Friends - Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. So many lovely memories of up North fun in the sun and a few clouds too! These...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Bob and Kathy Piotraczk - MI

“Mary always treated us like family for 40 some years. Always cheerful and welcoming. She greatly contributed to the quality of our lives and she will...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Lee and Barb Karch - Canton, OH

Mary M. Richards, 89, of Kent, passed away with her family by her side on her 69th wedding anniversary, Monday, June 26, 2017, at Briarwood Assisted Living in Stow.

She was born October 18, 1927 in Suffield to Paul and Martha (Winkler) Bissler. Her life's work was shared with her husband at Richards Flower Shop for many years. She enjoyed many years vacationing in Northern Michigan with her friends and family.

She is survived by her children, Mary Ann (John) Brown of Kent and Dick (Kim) Richards of Kent; grandchildren, John Brown of Columbus, Paul Brown in North Tonawanda, NY, Katie (Andrew) Hootman of Powell, Anna (Scott) Flynn of Kent, and Lena (Mike) Starkey of Kent; six great grandchildren; siblings, David (Janet) Bissler of Kent, Betty Karaffa of Wheat Ridge, CO, and Daniel (Randy Echito) Bissler of Oceanside, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Richards in 1997; sister, Mary Evelyn Bissler; and brothers, William L. Bissler, Paul Joseph Bissler, and Joseph John Bissler.

Calling hours will be held 5-8 PM Thursday, June 29th at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Friday, June 30th at St. Patrick Church with Father Richard Pentello officiating. Burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery.

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