Shirley Richards
Shirley Richards
Shirley Richards

Obituary of Shirley Richards

Shirley M. Richards, age 92 of Salem, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Salem Township Hospital Shirley was born on November 4, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Merle and Sadie (Menrath) Wayman. She married Leland Richards and they later divorced. Survivors include her daughter, Terri Marcum of Salem; grandchildren, Michael Marcum and wife Laura of O’Fallon, Chad Marcum and wife Amy of Spring Hill, Kansas, Milissa Marcum of Salem, David Marcum and wife Danielle of Iuka, and Bradley Marcum and wife Madisson of Rochester, MN; great grandchildren, Kara, Whitney, Jenna, Gillian, Ava, Willow, Cooper, Hailee, Owen, Emery, and Cora; sister in-law: Gladys Burkett of Sterling; nieces, Kathy Bequette, Kristol Burkett, and Debbie Burkett; nephews, Rodney Richards, Bruce Duncan, and Bart Copple; and her pet shih tzu, Sugar. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Betty Richards, Sue Copple, and Bill Wayman. Shirley worked as a secretary for many years for Carl Cantrell Insurance Agency in Salem, and later managed and retired from the Shelter Insurance in Salem. She attended the Grace Church of the Nazarene in Salem. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Funeral services for Shirley Richards will be held on Friday April 9, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Grace Church of the Nazarene in Salem with Doug Romine officiating. There will be a visitation at the church from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions can be given to the Down Syndrome Guild in Kansas City or the Salem Animal Shelter and left at the Crouse Funeral Home who is assisting the family with arrangements. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Shirley Richards, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
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