Lola M. Richwine, longtime resident of Stark and the rural Savonburg area, died early Thursday morning, March 8 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul. She had lived there the past five years.
She was born March 26, 1919, in rural Moran, to Edward and Lora Gimlin Manbeck. She grew up in the rural Moran area. She married Leon Richwine on August 26, 1937. They first lived in Stark and then for many years farmed in the rural Savonburg area. He died on Nov. 17, 1983 and in 1984 she moved into Stark.
For about 10 years she was employed at Jensen’s Egg Plant in Chanute. From 1966 to 1972 she operated Richwine’s Grocery in Stark. She was a member of the Stark United Methodist Church and earlier for many years was a member of the Porterville United Methodist Church. She was a former member of the Savonburg Order of Eastern Star. Her hobby was quilting.
Survivors include two sons, Kelly Richwine and his wife, Pat, Grove, Okla.; Don Richwine and his wife, Nancy, Stark; six grandchildren, David Richwine, Olathe, Todd Richwine, Tulsa, Okla., Brad Richwine, Tucson, Ariz., Julie Cannon, Annapolis, Md., Jennifer Layton, Leavenworth, Jim Holman, Rochester, N.Y.; six great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband she was preceded in death by four brothers, Everett Manbeck, Robert Manbeck, John Manbeck and Ed Manbeck; and two sisters, Lucille Manbeck and Velma McVey.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m., Monday, March 12 at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, north of Stark. Friends may sign the register at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in St. Paul from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Stark United Methodist Church. They may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the funeral home at P. O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralhomes.com