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Leah Belle Richie

July 3, 1925 — April 6, 2020

Leah Belle (Strawther) Richie, 94, formerly of Lexington, passed away April 6, 2020 at the Views of Marion, Marion, Iowa. Due to current circumstances, there will be no public services at this time. Interment will be in Lexington Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 South Street, Lexington, MO 64067, 660-259-2245.

Mrs. Richie was born July 3, 1925 in Lexington to William and Priscila (Graham) Strawther. She worked as a registered nurse and was a member of Second Baptist Church of Lexington.

Survivors include her sons, Oscar Richie, IV and wife Lisa of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and William Richie, M.D. of Brentwood, TN; and grandchildren, Christian and Makayla Christy and William D Richie, II. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oscar Richie, Jr; brothers, William Strawther, Jr., and Edward Burns; and sisters, Irna Mae Gordon, Juanita Angevine, Hortense Burns and Lavonia Burns.

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