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Lema Faye Rich, 88, of St. Robert, died Friday, May 19, 2023, in her home.

She is survived by her husband Charles Rich of the home; her four children, Jerry Blanton (Cynthia) of Chesnee, S.C.; Cathy Land (Jim) of Cherryville, N.C.; Rebecca Johnson (Craig) of Dixon, and Lori Rich Fox (Ellen) of Jasper, Ga.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2023, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Waynesville. Memorial contributions in memory of Lema Faye Rich may be made and left at Memorial Chapel. Online condolences can be sent at

Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Chapels and Crematory off Waynesville/St. Robert. Sign guest book at