Una Jean Draper Richards


BEULAH, Ky. -- Una Jean Draper Richards, 64, of Beulah went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 25, 2009, surrounded by her family and friends at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. 

Una was born on June 30, 1945 in Mayfield, Ky., to the late Harold and Elna Louise (Webb) Draper of Milburn. Una married Modell Truman Richards of Beulah on January 1, 1963, and graduated from Carlisle County High School in May of 1963.

Una worked various jobs in the Mayfield area and retired from Aramark in Mayfield as a seamstress. Una was a faithful member of Beulah Baptist Church where she served as assistant pianist, organist, choir member and Sunday School teacher. Una was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord and enjoyed sewing, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Una leaves behind a loving husband of 46 years; two sons, Alan Dale Richards and wife Aprilla Ward Richards of Beulah and Bradley Shane Richards and wife Angela Stone Richards of Paducah; four grandchildren, Ashley Pillow Lewis of Beulah and Alexander Tae and Aliya Grace Richards, both of Beulah; one new grandchild expected in January; one great-grandchild, Alexis Nicole Lewis of Beulah; two brothers, Harold Marion Draper and wife Ursula of Bardwell and Steven Ray Draper and wife Jane of Milburn; several nieces and nephews; and many beloved friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2009, at Beulah Baptist Church with Bros. Harold Marion Draper and Jon Kyle Allred officiating. Her brother, Steven Ray Draper, will also speak. Burial will follow at Milburn Cemetery with Bro. Glen Stewart officiating.

Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. today, September 27, 2009, at Beulah Baptist Church.

Arrangements are being handled by Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Arlington.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Gideon's International, Carlisle-West Graves Camp, P.O. Box 608, Cunningham, KY 42035; or Beulah Baptist Church Children's Ministry, 8039 S. R. 307 North, Fancy Farm, KY 42039.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle at milnerandorr.com