Clare ‘Kay’ L. Richard, of Cassopolis

May 28, 1945 — June 24, 2020

Clare “Kay” Louise Richard, 75, of Cassopolis, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in her home.

She was born May 28, 1945, in Dowagiac, the second of three children born to Robert Duane and Donna Rose Claussen.

She married Timothy Richard July 5, 1990, in Vandalia. He survives.

Kay had an entrepreneurial spirit selling Mary Kay in her youth, owning and operating a cabinetry and woodworking factory and finished with being a gifted seamstress and crafter in several areas, including paper crafting and purse making. She loved the Lord and cherished using her gifts and talents to bring joy to others. The desire of her legacy would be that others would find the joy in having a relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Kay will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Timothy Richard, of Cassopolis; one daughter, Lisa (John) Adams, of Dowagiac; two sons, Danny (Kim) Fitzgerald, of Missouri, Todd Fitzgerald, of Elkhart; two step-daughters, Tracy Richard, Linda (Matt) Massengill, both of Bremen, Indiana; one stepson, Robert Richard, of Cathedral City, California; four granddaughters, Kimberly (Mike) Herman, of Dowagiac, Valerie (CJ) Powell, of South Bend, Amy Adams, of Dowagiac, Carrie Fitzgerald, of Lone Mountain, Tennessee; twin great-granddaughters on the way; five step-grandchildren; one sister, Judy Lynn Claussen, of Cassopolis; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Ron Claussen.

Family and friends will gather for a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Dailey Church, 27046 Dunning St., Cassopolis, with Pastor Doug Tindall officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.

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