Cleta Richmond passed away Feb. 6, 2019. She was born Dec. 27, 1928, in Augusta, Kansas, the middle child of Harold and Maude Frame.
Cleta graduated from Peabody High School in 1947 and married Harold (Bill) Richmond on Nov. 11 of that year. They spent their first years of marriage on a farm southwest of Marion, Kansas.
In 1960, they moved to Peabody, where she resided until her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, who died 10 days short of their 56th wedding anniversary, along with her parents, her sister Jean, her brother Sterling, her granddaughter Ashlei, and her great-grandson Austin.
She is survived by her seven children, Paul and wife, Rita, Lenexa, Kansas; David and wife, Barbara, Basehor, Kansas; Dinah, Peabody, Kansas; Ruth Brooks and husband, Jack Branson, Florence, Kansas; Edward and wife Deanna Cabrera, Wichita, Kansas; Nancy Conrad and husband, Ken, Lake Mary, Florida; and Charles and wife, Lana, Hutchinson, Kansas. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Cleta was a voracious reader of all kinds of books. She was also an outstanding and fearless cook who worked for a number of years as the dietician at Peabody Memorial Nursing Home. In addition to being well-read, Cleta had a quick and sometimes biting wit. She loved to talk about current events and could argue either side of most issues.
The family would like to thank the staff at Newton Medical Center as well as the staff at Peabody Care Center, especially Tammy Suffield, for taking such good care of our beloved mother and grandmother.
Visitation will be held at Baker Funeral Home in Peabody at 10 a.m. Feb. 22 followed by a graveside service at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Peabody-Burns High School Scholarship Fund and the American Legion Auxiliary.