Feb. 22, 1944-Nov. 22, 2018
Margaret Richards, 74, of David City, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, at the Med Center in Omaha.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at Kracl Funeral Chapel in David City, with the Rev. Jay Buhman officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Kracl Funeral Chapel. Committal will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in David City. Memorials may be made in care of the family.
Margaret Marie (Osantowski) Richards was born on Feb. 22, 1944, to Edward and Marie (Nemec) Osantowski. She grew up on a farm near Bellwood, the only daughter of 5 children. She attended Marietta school until its closing in 1961. She completed her senior year of high school at David City High School, graduating in 1962.
She married Terry Richards Sr. in 1963. From this union she had two children, Wendy (Isham), born in 1964, and Terry Jr., born in 1969. Wendy graduated from David City High School in 1983, Platte College as an LPN in 1984, and College of St. Mary as an RN in 1988. Terry Jr. graduated from David City High School in 1988, and Milford Community College in 1990.
Early on she had a love for cars and stock car racing, winning many powder puff races and numerous decades supporting her family’s love of racing. She was also a charter member of the Midwest Street Rod Association in Columbus. She was an entrepreneur in her lifetime, working mostly in the automotive industry. She enjoyed oil painting, quilting, thrifting, collecting, antiquing, reading, traveling, playing Bingo, going to the casinos (she had a knack for numbers), and daily coffee time with her friends.
She battled lymphoma with chemotherapy treatments at the Buffet Cancer Center for six months until her body lost the ability to fight on Nov. 22.
She is survived by her brothers, Eddie (Doc), Ernie, Francis, and Leo (Bud) Osantowski of Columbus; daughter, Wendy (Richards) Isham of David City, son Terry Richards Jr. of Denton; granddaughter Nicole Sabata of Waverly, grandson Dylan Isham of David City, granddaugher Sidney Richards of Denton, grandson Mason Richards of Denton, great-grandson Miles Maly of Waverly, and great-granddaugher Koiya Isham of Rising City.