Ruth Nixon Richards

November 24, 1933 ~ December 1, 2018 (age 85)

Ruth Nixon Richards

November 24, 1933 - December 1, 2018

Ruth Nixon Richards, age 85, of Winter Springs, Florida passed away on December 1, 2018. She was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late William and Madeline (Swartz) Nixon. On November 12, 1977, she married Max D. Richards who preceded her in death on September 14, 2012. Surviving is one step daughter, Cassandra Petrillo (Philip). She is preceded in death by a step daughter, Elizabeth Richards of State College, Pennsylvania. She is survived by four great grandchildren, as well as nephews: Joel Gibson (John), Jonathan Gibson (Leslie), Jamin Gibson (Bobby), Aden Wertz (Joan) and a niece, Jody Brisbin (Dave). She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Josephine Wertz and Marjorie Kline.

Ruth was a graduate of "Altoona High School ", and graduated from "Altoona School of Commerce". She worked at Penn State University as a Business Secretary for over 20 years until she retired. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Winter Park and loved to golf with her husband and friends. Ruth also loved to travel the world. One of her favorite places was South Africa. She loved to laugh and saw humor in everything. 


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