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C. Jason Smith - LIC, Co-Owner
Catherine A. Smith, LAFD, Co-Owner



Edith Regina (Richards) Spring

April 9, 1940 ~ May 2, 2019 (age 79)

Edith Regina Spring, age 79, of Thornton, WV, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, May 2, 2019 at her residence.

She was born April 9, 1940 in Calhoun Co., WV, a daughter of the late Shirley and Idella Radabaugh Richards.

Survivors include three children, Arthur Spring of Ohio, Reva Roberts & her husband Gordie of Williamstown, WV and Richard Spring & his wife Tammy of Thornton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Mac Richards & his wife Jeanette and Milford Richards & his wife Jean all of Parkersburg, WV.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Arthur Joseph Spring; brothers, Charlie & Jim Richards, and a sister Greeta Ball.

In 2001, she became a United Methodist Minister in McDowell County, as well as having two charges in Preston County. She preached at Bethlehem, Otterbein, Love Chapel, Mt. Zion, Mt. Israel, Sinclair and Evansville United Methodist Churches. She retired in 2004.

Friends may join Mrs. Spring's family to honor her life & legacy at the Bethel Church, located on Bethel Rd., Thornton, WV on Saturday, May 11th from 11 AM until the time of the funeral service at 1 PM offiiciated by Pastor Kevin Leadbetter. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at the Bethel Cemetery.

At her request, and in lieu of flowers, Mrs. Spring was adamant in the last couple of years of her life that if you wanted to remember her with a kind gesture, do so by planting a tree or a flower in her memory.

Professional services are being provided to the family under the guidance of Smith Funeral & Cremation Care of Westover / Morgantown.

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