Bertha Mae (Ross) Richards, 73 - Williamstown

Bertha Mae (Ross) Richards, 73, of Williamstown, went to be with her Lord and Saviour Nov. 28, 2011, from her residence.

She was born in Arnoldsburg in Calhoun County, W.Va., on Oct. 27, 1938, a daughter of the late Roscoe Calvin Ross and Ruby Marie (Saunders) Ross.

She was Protestant by faith, she worked at Wal-Mart, and was a caregiver in family home care for several years. She dearly loved needlework, reading and working puzzles.

She is survived by her two daughters, Carolyn M. Nichols and Kevin of Williamstown and Kathi Lee Arthur and Glen of Creston, W.Va.; son, William Dale Richards of Cutler, Ohio; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, Dallas Gene Ross and Virginia of Belpre, Ohio; sister-in-law, Clare Ross of Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Wayne Richards; five brothers, Billy Dean Ross, Allison F. Ross, Donald E. Ross, Ronald C. Ross and Richard D. Ross; and sister, Barbara Snider.

Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Shawn Lauderman officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service.