Clara Westfall Richards, 90 of Chester, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 3, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents August and Zita Daigle Westfall; and her five siblings, Clair Westfall, Harold Westfall, Marie Smith, Cecelia Schoner, and Harry Westfall. Clara is survived by her husband of 68 years Abraham L. Richards; three children, Deborah Morey (Joel), Mark Richards, and Scott Richards (Margie); three grandchildren, Nathanial Morey (Ashley), Reagan Morey, and Phillip LaRue; two nephews, Ron Westfall, and Bruce Schoner; and one niece, Sheryl Westfall. Clara accompanied her husband for several years throughout Europe while her husband served in the United States Army. After her three children were born, she stayed in the States to raise them, while her husband served in unaccompanied tours overseas. Clara enjoyed working as an assistant librarian at the Belmont Elementary School library in Woodbridge, Virginia in the 1970’s. She then worked for several years in the hospitality industry in the Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia area. Family was what was most important to her, and she kept everyone together throughout her life. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A mass of Christian burial will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, at St Ann Catholic Church, 17111 Jefferson Davis Hwy, S. Chesterfield, Va 23834. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
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