Mary Kathleen Riddle Richards, age 83, of Rockwood, Tennessee, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at her home. She was born April 8, 1930. Mrs. Richards was a lifetime resident of Rockwood and graduated from Rockwood High School in 1948 and was a member of the National Honors Society. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved reading her Bible and enjoyed gospel music. Mrs. Richards attended the First Presbyterian Church as a child. She was a long time member of the Glen Alice Christian Church and also attended the Mountain View Church of Christ. Mrs. Richards retired from Kayser-Roth. She was preceded in death by daughter, Linda Richards Carter; former husband, Ralph D. Richards; parents, Joseph & Mattie Riddle; siblings, J.D., Eddie, and Betty Riddle; special aunt, Ruby Riddle; sons-in-law, Edward L. Carter, Jr. and Michael A. Trew.
Children: Rebecca Trew Clower (Hoyt) of Rockwood, TN; Derita Redmon of Rockwood, TN; Ross David Richards (Connie) of Harriman, TN; and Carol Nix (Craig) of Kingston, TN
Grandson that she raised: Mark Carter (Stacy) of Rockwood, TN
Grandchildren: Chuckie and Tony Tidwell; Jason & David Trew; Amanda Cofer (Mark); Beth Fink, Daniel & Kara Richards; Ben Nix (Krista) & Carrie Nix
Sisters: Sue Blye (Jim) of Chattanooga, TN
Libby Jenkins of Hartselle, AL
Brother-in-law: Alton Richards (Molly) of Kingston, TN
The family will receive friends Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 6-8 PM at Evans Mortuary. The service will follow in the Chapel at 8 PM with Ben Nix officiating. Interment and burial will be in Glen Alice Cemetery Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM.