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Patricia Ann (Donahoe) Richards

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Published: January 13, 2018

Patricia Ann (Donahoe) Richards, went to be with the Lord on her heavenly birthday, January 10, 2018 at Regency Hospital in Springdale. She was born January 10, 1940 at Buffalo Creek near Jamestown, Kansas in Cloud County to Charles Donahoe Sr. and Esther Thyfault Donahoe. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Esther and Charles Donahoe, Sr. and a brother, Charles Donahoe Jr.

She was born and raised Catholic. Patricia married Ronald "Dusty" Richards on June 5, 1961 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fayetteville, Ark. She lived in Springdale, Ark. in the Sonora Community. Patricia graduated high school in Huntsville, Ark. and graduated from nursing school at St. Edwards in Ft. Smith, Ark. in 1960.

Her first job was working for Dr. Sisco in Springdale. She worked at Springdale Memorial Hospital for a few years, then worked at WRMC, retiring in 1994. After retiring, she traveled with Dusty.

Patricia is survived by her loving husband, Dusty Richards to whom she was married for 56 years; two daughters, Anna Barnes and husband, Bryan of Siloam Springs and Rhonda Albrecht and husband, Wolfgang of Fayetteville; two brothers, Dennis Donahoe of Hindsville, AR. and Michael Donahoe and wife, Joyce of Lincoln, Ark.; two sisters, Karen Beebe of Lincoln, Ark. and Rita Walker and husband, John Clarke of Berryville, Va.; grandchildren, Jessica Smith and husband, Derek, Montana Barnes and wife, Ashley, Courtney (Albrecht) Watson and husband, Shane and Erich Albrecht; great-grandchildren, Trypp and Mya Stephenson, Cayden and Wyatt Barnes, Cheyenne and Paisley (Sweetpea)Watson and Kalie and Kambry Smith; sister-in-law, Sandy Lundy and husband, Bob of Cannon Beach, Ore.; brother-in-law, James Richards of Rogers, Ark.; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Beard's Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 15, 2018 at Beard's Chapel with Chaplain Charlie Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Sonora Cemetery under the direction of Beard's Chapel. Donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or the Women's Shelter of Fayetteville, Ark. Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.

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