Rosa Ann "The Queen" Richards, 75, of Sheridan and formerly of Tipton and Cicero, passed away on Saturday evening, July 28, 2018 at Majestic Care of Sheridan surrounded by her loving family and caregivers.

Born Jan. 10, 1943 in Tipton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Collins and Hazel (Davis) Trader.

She grew up in the Tipton area, attending school in Tipton's one-room school house. While raising her family, she worked seasonal shifts in town at Stokley's canning factory. After her children were grown, she would hire on at the health care center in town; a decision that would guide the rest of her working years. She loved taking care of people and started out working in the kitchen and later qualified as a CNA. This allowed her to take a more active role in caring for the residents. Many of her patients that she helped take care of throughout the years, truly became part of her family. Not only was she a wonderful caregiver, but she was an awesome cook.  she was known by countless family and friends as the Noodle Lady; and for good reason, nobody made them quite like she did.

She married Francis Richards on June 16, 1989. He survives.

Mrs. Richards had a fun-loving side as well. She enjoyed playing BINGO and Yahtzee, but where she truly exceled was giving people a hard time. She could be a little feisty at times and enjoyed tormenting those she loved. It was this side of her that really endeared her to her caregivers.

Survivors other than her loving husband include her son, Richard (Crystal) Reecer of Kempton; two daughters, Kathy (Ritchie) Clanton of Cicero and Linda Wallen of Sheridan; her grandchildren; Sherri (Jeremy) Constant, Corey (Amber) Jones, Saundra Johnson, Jason (Angie) Reecer  and her special granddaughter, Erin Buis; great-grandchildren, Kelcey, Hannah, Taylor, Jade, Wesley, Jack, Zack, and Grier; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Wil; and her animals, all of whom will miss her terribly, her grandcat, Baxter, three granddogs, Keila, Starr and Chance and by her feline BFF, Oreo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; eight siblings; and two great-great grandsons.

Services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan. Family and friends may pay their respects from 1 p.m. until the time of service. The Rev. Byron Fritz will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be presented to the Activities Fund at Majestic Care of Sheridan, or to Kercheval Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.