Shamokin – Nevada Richie, of 201 W Mulberry Street, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Mountain View Manor, after reaching the age of 103 years old.
She was born in Shamokin on July 30, 1917 to William Edward and Katherine (Henning) Gable. She was educated at St. Edward’s School but lost the opportunity to attend high school in order to selflessly support her mother, who battled cancer and her father, who lost his arm in a mining accident.
On May 3, 1942 at St. Edward’s Church she married Paul Richie, who preceded her in death in 1991. Nevada worked as a cook at Shamokin State Hospital. Always a staunch Republican, she volunteered as a poll worker for several years after her retirement. She also had a flair for baking and enjoyed giving away dozens of cookies, candy, and pies to her family, neighbors, and friends during the holidays. She enjoyed cheering for and attending her grandchildren’s various sporting events and was a devoted Duke basketball fan. Nevada was a faithful Catholic and member of Mother Cabrini Church.
She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her three sons and instilled strong values that served them well. She led by example. There was never a job too large or too small that she would not tackle. She was a strong, determined, and independent woman. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
She is survived by three sons, Dennis Richie of New Cumberland; twins David Richie and his wife, Carol of Lewisburg, and Donald Richie and his wife, Sharen of Paxinos; three grandsons, Paul Richie and his wife, Gennifer of New Cumberland, Joel Richie of New Cumberland, and David Richie and his wife, Kaitlin of Chatham Township, NJ; two granddaughters, Gina Richie of Paxinos, and Susan Kilbride and her husband, Timothy of Lewisburg; six great grandsons, Ethan Richie, Benjamin Richie, Will Richie, Thomas Richie, and Jack Kilbride; two great granddaughters, Evie Richie, and Sophie Kilbride; and many nieces, and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Nevada was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Kathy Richie; a grandson, Douglas Richie; three sisters, Mildred McElwee and her husband, James, Margaret Duffy and her husband, Patrick; and Marie Craze her husband, Norman; and three brothers, Edward Gable and his wife, Bea, Robert Gable and his wife, Claire, and Mac Gable and his wife, Ann.
Nevada Richie, 103, of 201 W Mulberry Street, Shamokin – Funeral Mass will be held Monday, October 12, 2020 at 11:30 am with Franciscan Friar, officiating at Mother Cabrini Church, 214 N Shamokin St, Shamokin. Viewing will be held from at 10:00 am – 11:15 am at Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W Chestnut Street, Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. Burial will be held following the service in Northumberland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to Mother Cabrini Church, 214 N Shamokin St, Shamokin, PA, 17872 or VNA Health System and Hospice, 21 W Independence Street, Shamokin, PA, 17872. To send condolences to the family please visit www.farrowfh.com
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