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Amanda Kay Edel Richmond
  • Animal Rescue Fund
    P.O. Box 593
    Centreville, MI 49032
  • Kalamazoo Humane Society
    4239 S. Westnedge Ave.
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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“I knew Amanda for a short period of time but in that time she impacted my life greatly! We became instant friends! I am in shock to her of her...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Diana - portage, MI - Friend

“I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Terry Lane - Roy, UT

“To all Amanda's family: please know you are in my prayers and thoughts. May the Lord comfort you in wonderful memories of Amanda. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Margarette Rivenbark - Raleigh, NC

“It is not possible for me to imagine what you are going through. What I can do is pray and depend on the Lord to renew your spirits and provide you...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Hartung - Mebane, NC

“Please accept my condolences for the loss of Amanda. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Jesse Hayes - Raleigh, NC

“I am saddened to learn of Amanda's death. I remember Amanda and Bethany as students in my class at PNHS. Amanda was delightful to have as a student...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Powell - Kalamazoo, MI

“I love you Amanda. You are a beautiful person that we all will greatly miss and never forget. No more suffering sweetheart. I hope its amazing up...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Jill Vivian - Fenton, MI

“My heart just hurts at the passing of Amanda; so sweet and so kind and so precious. I shall miss her gentle quietness and her lovely smile. In times...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Lillian Rayner - Raleigh, NC

“So very sorry for your loss of a beautiful daughter/sister/friend to many. Think of Amanda often and the beatiful smile and personality she had the...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Linda and Bob vivian - Fenton, MI

“I am so sorry for hearing of Amanda's Passing. My thoughts and prayers going out to all the family and friends. Keeping her memory and all the good...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: marilyn perski - Grand Rapids, MI

“My dear Amanda, I will miss your beautiful smile, the way you lit up a room, and your kind and caring ways. You touched my heart and forever there...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Iris Camer - Vicksburg, MI

“Dear Jim,Kelly, Beth, Lauren, Ryan,Ted &Joan, Ted & Carol:Words cannot express the shock or depth of Amanda's Loss that especially you all and we...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Sue Sobaski Woods - Vestaburg, MI

“I'm so incredibly sad and sorry to hear of this. Prayers for comfort and peace during this time for the family, and my heart is blessed knowing she's...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Ilyse (Acton) Kaszynski - fenton, MI

“We've lost a beautiful young lady and a friend. Her thoughtfulness and humor will always be remembered. We wish peace on your family. Love, Cindy,...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy, Liz, Rex Ferguson - NC

“My Dear Amanda.... I miss you and have for a while... Though we didn't "See" each other often enough, you were only a thought and prayer away to me...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Patricia Marie Edel Cease - PA


Amanda Kay Edel Richmond age 31 of Raleigh, North Carolina and a former resident of Portage passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning March 25, 2015 at her home.
She was born April 12, 1983 at the Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah daughter of Jim and Kelly (Parkinson) Edel.
Amanda resided in Raleigh for the past 4 years. She was a longtime Portage resident and a graduate of Portage Northern High School with the class of 2001. The first 16 years of her life were lived in Northern Utah.
On December 18, 2013 she married the love of her life, Ryan S. Richmond in Butler, Tennessee.
Amanda was a cosmetologist, nutrition consultant and worked in the hospitality industry.
She enjoyed food, cooking and loved caring for animals and often volunteered her time helping in any way needed at animal shelters.
Her beauty, smile and humor were adored by all who met her.
Amanda is survived by her husband: Ryan Richmond; parents: Jim and Kelly Edel of Portage; two sisters: her twin sister Bethany (David) Flermoen of Portage and Lauren (Mitch) Raskovich of Batavia, Illinois; grandparents: Ted and Joan Edel of Ash Fork, Arizona and Ted and Carol Parkinson of Ludington; father and mother-in-law: Paul and Lori Richmond of Vicksburg; three brothers-in-law: Ben Richmond, Elijah Richmond both of Vicksburg and James S. Lucas of Waterville, Maine and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-5:00 P.M. Sunday and 12:00 – 1:45 P.M. Monday at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284. Funeral services celebrating the life of Amanda Edel Richmond will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Fred Goebert will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Amanda's memory consider the Animal Rescue Fund, P.O. Box 593. Centreville, MI 49032 or the Kalamazoo Humane Society, 4239 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.