In Memory of




Obituary for Ethel Earleen Richards

Earleen “Nan” Shipman-Richards, age 88, of Stillwater, OK was called home to be with the Lord Monday, March 22, 2021. She was born in Stillwater, OK on December 21, 1932 to Mabel Marquis and Guy Stapp. She grew up in Stillwater and moved to California after she married Amos Richards September 13, 1949. Together they had two daughters, Cathie Jane Mascarenas and Becky Dean Hunt. She is proceeded in death by her mother, father, and two daughters. Earleen is survived by two granddaughters Lori Seibel and Loni LaBossiere, two grandsons, and several great and great-great grandchildren. Later in life she returned to Stillwater and became a family member to Matthew and Brenda Dawes (and her parents Phyllis and Mike Unruh) and a "Nana" to their children, Emma, Mary, and Ava. Her beloved pet, Molly, still lives with the Dawes'.

She was known to her great grandchildren as “Chocolate Kisses Nana.” She would give them “chocolate kisses” on the back of the neck and tickle them. In addition to her family, her dogs were her greatest joy in life.

A very special and loving Thank you to The Dawes’ family who have been by Earleen’s side for decades. You truly are her family, and we thank you sincerely for always being there for her. Also, a special Thank you to the staff at Westhaven Nursing Home, you took such great care of our “Nan” for the two years she lived there.

Her memorial service will take place on June 11, 2021 at Elm Grove Cemetery at 10:00 a.m.