Lorene Richards, 89, daughter of Alva and Laura Weatherford Kilpatrick, was born Nov. 9, 1912, at Willow Springs. She died July 16, 2002, at St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield. Mrs. Richards and her husband, Wells, were owners of Richards Brothers stores in Mountain Grove and several years ago at Houston. One of her greatest pleasures was going to the store to visit with ev-eryone, especially the children. She was a long-time member of the First Christian Church in Mountain Grove. Her husband and family were the center of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sis-ter. Surviving are her husband of 71 years; her daughter, Barbara Kimes of Houston; one brother, Woodrow Kilpatrick of Reddings, Calif.; four grandchildren and 12 great-grand-children. Services were July 19 at the First Christian Church in Mountain Grove with Jack Holland officiat-ing. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt-Bradley Funeral Home of Mountain Grove. “

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