Born 7-5-1910 -- Died 2-29-2004
Amanda Belle Rich-mond, daughter of Emer-son and Phebe Prey Griffith was born in Caddo County, Okla., July 5, 1910. She attended a country school. She was baptized in a creek near her home.
In January of 1925, the family moved to Omaha, Neb., where she attended Ashland Park Grade School and graduated from South High School in 1929. Amanda received her nursing degree from St. Luke's in Chicago.
She worked for International Harvester at the West Pullman site from December of 1935 until October of 1942, when she joined the Army. She was a captain and was stationed in Amarillo, Texas, until her discharge on Dec. 11, 1945.
She then returned to Chicago and worked as a nurse at the Manufacturing Research Divi-sion of International Harvester.
Amanda married Thomas Richmond on Sept. 10, 1952, in Omaha. After her retirement in 1968, they lived in Cherokee Village. Tom died in 1987.
In August of 1994, Amanda had a stroke. She was in Montelair Nursing Home in Omaha for several months. She lived with her sister, Rebecca Griffith for one and a half years and in September of 1997, she moved to Salem Lutheran Nursing Home in Elk Horn, Iowa, where she died Feb. 29,2004.
She was an active member and active Board of Deacons member of the Spring River Presbyterian Church in Hardy, Ark., where memorial gifts may be sent. She also was a member of the Tri-County Nurses' Study Group and the garden club.
She was a wonderful caregiver and volunteered many hours to her church, community, family and friends. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and other hand crafts.
Survivors include her step-daughter, Betty Toft and her husband, Norman, of Darien, Ill.; step-granddaughter, Wendy Hudon and her husband, Bill, of Berwick, Pa.; step-grandson, Andrew Toft and his wife, Suzanne, of Denver; four step-great-grandchildren -- Quin and Celia Hudon of Berwick, and Hunter and Conner Toft of Denver; her sister, Rebecca Griffith of Omaha; nieces; a nephew and other relatives and friends.
Inurement was private in Cherokee Village, Ark.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Percy; a brother, Howard, and a sister, Mary Pries Musfeldt.