Donna J. Richards, 84, of Pekin, formerly of rural Buffalo, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022 at Pekin Villas of Holly Brook. Donna was born on August 5, 1938, in Mechanicsburg, the daughter of Gordon K. and Irene M. (Brown) Wake. She married Ronald Richards on February 18, 1962, and he survives. Donna was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She supported her husband in the operation of the family farm for over 40 years. She was a member of the Mechanicsburg Christian Church and enjoyed playing golf, traveling and was an avid Cardinals fan.