Edith Regina Richards Spring, 79, of Thornton, WV

Edith Regina Richards Spring, age 79, of Thornton, WV, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, May 2, 2019 at her residence.

She was born April 9, 1940 in Calhoun Co., WV, a daughter of the late Shirley and Idella Radabaugh Richards.

Survivors include three children, Arthur Spring of Ohio, Reva Roberts & her husband Gordie of Williamstown, WV and Richard Spring and his wife Tammy of Thornton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Mac Richards and his wife Jeanette and Milford Richards and his wife Jean all of Parkersburg, WV.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Arthur Joseph Spring; brothers, Charlie and Jim Richards, and a sister Greeta Ball.

She was a graduate of CCHS, the Class of 1958.

In 2001, she became a United Methodist Minister in McDowell County, as well as having two charges in Preston County. She preached at Bethlehem UMC, Otterbein UMC, Love Chapel UMC, Mt. Zion UMC, Mt. Israel UMC, Sinclair UMC and Evansville UMC. She retired in 2004.

Friends may join Mrs. Spring’s family to honor her life and legacy at the Bethel Church, located on Bethel Rd., Thornton, WV on Saturday, May 11th from 11 AM until the time of the funeral service at 1 PM officiated by Pastor Kevin Leadbetter. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Bethel Cemetery.

At her request, and in lieu of flowers, Mrs. Spring was adamant in the last couple of years of her life that if you wanted to remember her with a kind gesture, do so by planting a tree or flower in her memory.

Professional services are under the guidance of Smith Funeral & Cremation Care of Westover / Morgantown. To send condolences and other symbolic gestures to the family, or to order flowers, please visit www.smithfcc.com