Johnnie L. Pauls, 91, Olathe, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.

He was born June 27, 1923, in Decatur County to Elmer and Edith (Holliday) Richards.

He farmed and worked for Soil Conservation Service until retiring in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Richards, Olathe; three sons, Michael Richards and wife, Tammi, Belton, Mo., Dallas Richards and wife, Sharon, Hays, and Rick Richards and wife, Shelly, Overland Park; a son-in-law, Reid Buturlia, Independence, Mo.; a brother, Norman Richards, Oberlin; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Julie Ann Buturlia; two brothers, Allen and George Richards; a sister, Betty Robbens; and a grandson, Grant Richards.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin; burial in Oberlin Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to Olathe Medical Center or ALS-Keith Worthington Chapter in care of the funeral home.

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