Karon A. Richards

Karon Richards

Karon A. Richards, 71, of North Platte, passed away May 25, 2019, at North Platte Care Center.

She was born June 15, 1947, to Nick and Margaret (Sloan) Merksick at Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Karon attended North Platte Public Schools. In January 1964, she was united in marriage to Larry J. Kirsch, and to this union a son was born, Randy.

In 1978, Karon was married to Scotty Richards. She was employed as a cashier for Woolworths, Ben Franklin, Gibson’s and most recently Sun Mart. She enjoyed bowling, where she won many awards. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Women’s 600 Club and loved all kids and shopping for knickknacks.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her son, Randy Kirsch of North Platte; three brothers, Nick (Marilyn) Merksick, John (Carol) Merksick and Richard (Roxanne) Merksick; nephews, Erik and Bradley Merksick; nieces, Nicki Bagby, Jackie Merksick and Angela (Bryan) Eagle; and many family members and friends.

Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com.

A mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with the Rev. Matthew Nash as celebrant. Burial will be at the North Platte Cemetery. Casual wear is recommended at the services. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

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