Alice May Richards, 96, of Alton, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Integrity Health Care in Godfrey.
She was born June 25, 1919, in Alton, the daughter of Robert and Lucy (Terpening) Richards.
Alice was an animal lover who enjoyed her cats and dogs. She was a lifelong member of the Greater Alton Adventist Church. Her life was filled with kindness and service to others.
She is survived by three nephews and a niece, Harold and Joan Richards of Alton, Gerald Richards and his companion, Ross Davis, of Phoenix, Ariz., Ronald and Holly Richards of Godfrey, and Delores VanHorn of Palo Alto, Calif.; three great-nephews and a great-niece, Tim Martin of Godfrey, Christopher VanHorn of Palo Alto, Warren Richards and his companion, Noelle Thaxton, of Godfrey and Ann and Jeff Trubey of Nashville, Tenn.; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Thomas and Freddie Richards; and four siblings in early childhood.
A funeral service will be held at 1 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens Chapel with Pastor Scott Gonzalez officiating and burial to follow.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.