OBITUARY: Julia Ette Wheeley Richards


Julia Ette Wheeley Richards, 76, of Springfield passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023, at TriStar Northcrest Medical Center.

Julia was born on October 1, 1946, to the late Heron D and Ella Mitchell Wooten Wheeley.

She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed working as a homemaker. She was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Barry Glenn Wheeley.

Mrs. Richards is survived by her husband of 56 years: Donald Richards of Springfield, by her daughters: Lisa Ann Richards of Springfield, and Donna Kay Richards Domen of Franklin, by her grandchildren: Grant Domen of Washington D.C. and Abigail Domen of Franklin, by her sister-in-law: Melissa Wheeley Howell of Adairville, KY, by one she loved as a son: Allen Roach of Gallatin, by her special niece: Lindsey Wheeley (Matt) Higgins of Adairville, KY, and by a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Johnny Trail officiating. Interment will follow at Sulphur Spring Cemetery in Franklin, KY with Grant Domen, Vic Domen, Michael Brooksher, Dickie Richards, Allen Roach, and James Jackson serving as pallbearers. Bo Rippy, Jesse Richards, Jerry Richards, and Tom Richards will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank everyone for the calls, food, and prayers, but would especially like to thank Connie and Bo Rippy, Jimmy and Shirley Orand, the Robey family, the doctors and nurses at Northcrest, the staff of Dr. Mullins, and the members of Hillcrest Church of Christ.

Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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