Geraldine Richter, 77, of Rising Star, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at Rising Star Nursing Center in Rising Star, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Rising Star, Texas, with Terry Simmons officiating. Burial will be in the Romney Cemetery in Eastland County, Texas, with Higginbotham Funeral Home of Rising Star in charge.

Geraldine was born on March 9, 1931, in Romney, Texas, to Jesse Randolph and Luella (Maynard) McKinnerney. She married C.W. Richter on March 12, 1951, in Akins, S.C. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper. She was baptized as Christadelphian. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She has lived in the community all her life.

She is survived by her husband, C.W. Richter of Rising Star; daughter, Barbara Long of Rising Star; five brothers, J.R. McKinnerney of Waco, Donald McKinnerney of Malakoff, Beryl McKinnerney of Duncanville, Larry McKinnerney of Odessa, and Floy McKinnerney of Covington; sister, Nancy Leonard of Rising Star; three grandchildren, Stephanie Long Bradberry of Dublin, Toby Long of Hamilton, and Tylan Long of Stephenville; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Billy and Deryl McKinnerney; and a sister, Lanelle McKinnerney.