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Janet Richards

August 23, 1952 — May 9, 2024

Janet Marie Richards, age 71, passed away peacefully in her home in Woodruff, Utah after a courageous battle with cancer.

Janet was born August 23, 1952, in Keota, Oklahoma to Buster and Maxine Perkins. She graduated from Keota High School in 1970. During high school she excelled in basketball and was a great student.

After graduation she moved to Yukon, Oklahoma with her daughter Angie, and worked for Senator Gene Stipes for 8 years. During that time, she married Joe Bob Richards on June 27, 1975.

Once married, she and Joe Bob moved to Harrah, Oklahoma to lay down roots. They soon welcomed their son Chris. They lived there together for over 44 years. She was an active member in the Harrah First Baptist Church where she held many teaching and ministering positions. She was part of the Women's Ministry where she studied and learned God's word. She had a testimony of God's goodness in her life and studied faithfully until the end.

A few of Janet's favorite things in no particular order are Jesus, Dr. Pepper, McDonalds, Hallmark movies, decorating, home décor, working in her flower garden, and ministering to others.

Most recently, she moved to Woodruff, Utah to live with her sister Cindy and take care of their mother Maxine (Nannie). During this time, she became an active member in another Women's Ministry where she made lifelong friends while growing her testimony of Jesus.

Janet is survived by her two children, Angie (Jim) Jennings of Tuttle, Oklahoma, and Chris (Liz) Richards of Choctaw, Oklahoma, her sister Cindy Stuart of Woodruff, Utah, grandchildren KC (Chance) Barron, Tyler (Mackenzie) Price, Holli (Erick) Cummings, Lacy (Reese) Liles, Ashleya Mobly, Curt (Olivia) Mobly, Hayden Jennings, and great grandchildren Blaise Barron, Beckam Atkins, Hunter Liles, Dawson Cummings, Dakota Liles, Davis Cummings, and Nora Mobly.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Buster and Maxine Perkins, sister Janice Gilbert, and husband Joe Bob Richards.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 13th, 2024 at 11:00am at the Woodruff LDS Ward Chapel, 180 S Main St, Woodruff, Utah. Friends may visit with family on Monday from 10:00a to 11:00am.

Funeral Services in Harrah, Oklahoma will be released at a later date and time.

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