RICHARDS, LINDA ANN (nee GERHARDT) passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in St. Joseph, Mich. from a long battle with MS. Linda was born in Chicago, Ill. on August 14, 1943 to Edward and Ruth Gerhardt. She grew up in Royal Oak, Mich. and graduated from Kimball High School in 1961. Linda married Gene Richards on August 10, 1963. She was a homemaker, worked in child care for many years, and helped her husband with his plumbing business. She was the rock everyone leaned on and always encouraged her children that they could achieve anything they put their minds to. Linda loved animals, especially her dogs, TroubleAnn, Sandra-Brown, Muffy, Daisy Kisses and Elliot who she survived. She enjoyed reading suspense and thriller novels and working crossword puzzles. Linda is survived by brother Leigh Gerhardt; daughter Jill Penegor (Todd) and children Gabriel, Olivia, Sophia; son Steven Richards (Cindy) and sons Luke, Jacob; and daughter Dawn Clark (Bryce) and sons Christian and Ethan.Published in Daily Tribune on Oct. 19, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View guest book "I love you mom"- Dawn Clark Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Linda Richards Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Linda Richards Add a photo +