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Carla Sue Richard

Birth Date: May 27, 1963
Death Date: January 18, 2018

Carla Sue Richard, 54, of Gridley, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018, at OSF St, Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, with her family by her side.

Carla was born May 27, 1963, in Carmi, IL to Donald Ray and Glenda Sue (Knight) Palmiter. She married Charles “Chuck” Richard on June 17, 1990, in Bloomington, IL. Carla loved shopping and spending time with her two grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Chuck; her daughter, Amber Richard of Gridley; two grandchildren, Jazmine and Alivia Carey; her sister, Becky (Dennis) Ballenger of Heyworth and her brother, Donald Ray (Mary) Palmiter, Jr. of Knoxville, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Brandy Richard; her brother Jimmy Palmiter and her sister, Katie Phillips.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life for Carla will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018, at the community building in Gridley, IL. Memorials may be directed to the family.

The family of Carla Richard is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Celebration of life hosted by the family
January 28, 2018
1:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Gridley Community Center
Gridley, IL 61744
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  1. I'm so sorry for the loss of Carla, she was a joy to work with at Heritage Manor & a joy to be around. God be with you during this most difficult time:pray:

  2. I just want to say Thank You to Daisy that in this time of grief that you helped us threw you made the experience a little easier for us to put my mom at rest again thank you so much for everything that you did and your up lifting spirit Mom would have loved you

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