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(December 2, 1955 – July 15, 2015)

Rebecca Ann Richard, 59, of Gladwin passed away on July 15, 2015 at St. Mary Hospital. Rebecca was born in Kansas City, Missouri on December 2, 1955 to John Rease and Shirley (Yokley) Smith. On December 20, 1980 she married Greg Richard in Creston, Iowa.Rebecca was a teacher for 35 years teaching at Ogemaw Hills Christian School, Midland Christian School, and many others. She was a member of Midland Evangelical Free Church where she loved to worship. Rebecca enjoyed gardening and flowers, playing piano and singing and was an avid reader. Spending time with her dogs, family and grandchildren is what she loved most. Rebecca is survived by her husband, Greg, son, Jeremiah, daughter, Karah (Christopher) Brandimore, grandchildren, Clarity, Benjamin and Lola. She is also survived by her parents, John Rease and Shirley Smith, brother, John Gregory (Darlene) Smith, Matthew (Nicole) Smith, sister, Brandy (Eric) O?ÇÖConnor, many nieces and nephews and special friend Viola Bommarito. A funeral service will take place at Midland Evangelical Free Church, 7221 N. Jefferson Road, on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm with a luncheon to follow. Pastor Gib Giblin will be officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 3pm until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family in her name. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.