Marcella “Sally” Richter

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Marcella “Sally” Louise Richter, nee Phillips, 90, of Belleville, IL, born February 21, 1932, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, October 3, 2022, at St. Paul’s Senior Community, Belleville, IL.

Sally worked as an administrative assistant and later retired from Union Planters Bank. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Parish and the St. Mary’s Mothers club. She was a former Den mother for the Cub Scouts. She loved playing cards with her old high school classmates and friends and was excellent at sewing and made many clothes for the kids. Sally especially loved spending time with family at the Lake of the Ozarks. Sally was a loving mother, wife, and dedicated homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Florence, nee Grandcolas, Phillips; a son, Ronald L. Richter; a brother, Robert Phillips; two sisters, Geraldine “Gerry” Oexner and Loretta “Lora” Stewart; a son-in-law, Rob Woodside; and three brothers-in-law, Cyril, James, and Eugene Richter.

She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Robert R. Richter,
whom she married on February 14, 1953;
a daughter, Mary Jo Woodside;
a son, Randy (Diane) Richter;
six grandchildren, Scott and Blake Richter, Zak (Amber) and Eric Woodside, Justin (Melissa) and Alisa Richter;
six great-grandchildren, Anna Wilson, Elliot and Taylor Woodside, Deacon and Dannen Woodside and Owen Richter;
a sister, Mary Munie;
two sisters-in-law, Carolyn and Jean Richter;
and a daughter-in-law, Denise Richter.

Memorials may be made to Poor Clare Monastery of Belleville or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Family visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, October 7, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 7, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee and Fr. Michael Sami Arockiam concelebrating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



7 Comments on Marcella “Sally” Richter

Sherry Greiman said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2022 at 4:11 PM

Our sympathy to the entire Richter family. May Jesus hold her in his arms as she joins her siblings in heaven.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Patricia Reichling said : Guest Report Oct 08, 2022 at 9:47 PM

Steve and I were heartbroken to hear of Sally's passing. Our two families have been intertwined for years. Sally will always hold a special place in our hearts. Rip, thank you for sharing Sally's life with us for so many wonderful years. Our Love, Steve & Pat

  • Belleville
  • IL
Angie Scott said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2022 at 12:17 PM

Heartfelt condolences to the entire Richter family. Sally was always smiling and always very welcoming to me. May God watch over all of you during this difficult time.

  • Imperial
  • MO
Joan Fangmeier Becherer said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2022 at 7:56 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Sally. Sending sympathy to all of her family.

  • Glen Carbon
  • IL
Yalanda Hughes said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2022 at 5:24 AM

I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. Find comfort and strength within each other.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mary Munei said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2022 at 8:07 PM

Our beloved Sister, Sally, has passed away this morning. We will all miss her so..she was a wonderful sister, always helpful and caring, and very loving.

  • Belleville
  • IL
SHIRLEY WICKS said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2022 at 4:00 PM


  • IL

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