Delmas R. Richards, 86, of Parkersburg, WV died January 8, 2002, at his home after a long illness.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Loman and Trina Jones Richards. He retired in 1983 from Montgomery Wards, enjoyed woodworking and was a Baptist by faith.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Corinne Stalnaker Richards; one son, Steven L. Richards and his wife, Terri of Washington, WV; one daughter, Linda Peuser Tewksbury and her husband, Ralph of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Phillip Peuser of Marietta, Jennifer Peuser Bell and her husband, Jaime of Belpre, Ohio and Matthew Richards of Washington, WV; one great-granddaughter, Jordan Bell of Belpre; one sister, Pearl Blair of Pittsburgh, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Parkersburg. Pastor Todd Hill will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. today.