Margaret Janette Richter
October 2, 1940  -  February 26, 2018

Margaret Janette Richter

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HarperTalasek Funeral Home
500 W. Barton Ave.
Temple, TX  76501
Thursday, March 1, 2018
6 - 8 p.m.
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Funeral Services
HarperTalasek Funeral Home
500 West Barton Avenue
Temple, TX  76501
Friday, March 2, 2018
11 a.m.
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Hillcrest Cemetery
1873 N. 1st Street
Temple, TX  76501
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St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN  38105

Services for Margaret Janette Richter, 77, of Temple, will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 2 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple with Tommy Popelka officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Mrs. Richter passed away Monday, February 26, at a local hospital.

Margaret Janette Richter was born October 2, 1940 in Temple, Texas to Curtis Williams and Doris Garner Williams. She graduated from Temple High School in 1959 and attended Sam Houston State University. She retired from Temple ISD, where she was employed as an administrative assistant. She was a member of Taylor’s Valley Baptist Church. Mrs. Richter’s hobbies included reading, puzzles, painting, and drawing. She loved time with family and friends, and spending time watching Hallmark movies, Nascar, golf, and football – especially cheering on the Temple Wildcats and Dallas Cowboys!

Mrs. Richter was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Doris Williams, and an infant daughter.

She is survived by her sons Kyle Richter and wife Amanda and Koy Richter and wife Janice; daughters Misti Weaver and husband Chance and Marli South and husband Bill; brothers Wendell Williams and wife Carolyn and Randy Williams and wife Shelly; a sister, Daurice Malina and husband Jerry; five grandchildren, Ariana Richter, Kayli South, Brock Weaver, Blane South, and Ashley Hardcastle-Alopra and two great-grandchildren, Riley Witt and Phenix Alopra.

Visitation will be 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s name may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

The family wishes to thank their family, friends, and special care givers for their prayers, support, and care during this time.


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  1. Richard Matthews
    New London, NC

    Only fond memories of one with a most infectious smile and personality! Sad to loose another classmate!

  2. Joyce Bryant
    Canyon, TX

    Classmate, friend, and a beautiful person, I loved Margaret Richter. What faith and character and perseverance she exemplified in the life she lived. Love to all of her precious family,
    Joycie & Bill Bryant

  3. LTC (Ret) O. Jan Lambright
    Temple, TX

    My sincere condolences to the family of Margaret Williams Richter....God Bless

  4. Stephanie Killen
    Lakewood, CO

    Kyle, Koy, Misti, & Marli - I was absolutely stunned and heartbroken to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a kind and gentle woman. I know this is a devastating loss for all of you, and wish that there were adequate words to express my sorrow or to help ease the pain you must be feeling. Please know that you're all in my prayers.

  5. Carol Killen
    Temple, TX

    I just realized today that I've known Margaret for forty years. I loved her and valued her friendship and will miss her dearly. My love to her children and grandchildren who will miss her even more.

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