Ella Faye Davis Richards Dobson, 91, Wichita, formerly of Chanute, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 at the Sedgwick Plaza in Wichita.
Ella was born in Emporia on Nov. 3, 1918, the daughter of Ben and Anna Stuckey Davis.
She was united in marriage to Sam I. Richards on Dec. 1, 1935. He preceded her in death. She married Howard Dobson on June 16, 1990. He also preceded her in death.
Ella was a homemaker. Prior to her moving to the Chanute area, she had worked at Cessna Aircraft and at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
She was a very committed volunteer to Tri-Valley in Chanute and a Chairman of the Board of Directors. She was also a member and served as president of the American Legion Auxiliary. She attended many Special Olympic Meets and Rodeos for Tri-Valley of Chanute.
Ella enjoyed traveling and visited her sisters and brother in California almost annually. She was an accomplished quilt designer and won many ribbons for her quilts. She loved gardening, flowers and all the outdoor, including many camping and fishing trips. She was also noted for having a great and fun sense of humor.
She is survived by her son Boris Richards, Wichita; daughters Imogene Genee Kubin and her husband, Steve, Wichita, and Sharron Herbert Phar and her husband, Thom, Sun Lakes, Ariz.; five grandsons, Michael Peters, Troy Peters and his wife, Diana, Andover, Ron Hebert, Mark Hebert and Greg Hebert, , Phoenix, Ariz.; and five great-grandchildren, Tabor and Julietta Peters, Wichita, and Jennifer, Marie and Brian Hebert, Chandler, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands Sam I. Richards and Howard Dobson; her grandson, Michael James Peters; five sisters and one brother.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Chanute. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Rosean Cemetery, Emporia,
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorials in her name may be made to Tri-Valley Developmental Center and may be left with the funeral home.