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Mary E. Richardson

June 5, 1930 - June 19, 2007

Mary “Elaine” Richardson

RIVERTON – Mary “Elaine” Richardson, 77, of Riverton, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at St. John’s Hospital.

She was born June 5, 1930 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Robert and Mattie Castleman. She married James Earl Richardson on June 21, 1953; he preceded her in death on December 22, 2004. Her parents; one sister, Agnes Dorr; and five brothers, Baby Castleman, Gale, Lee, Glenn, and Milton, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Richardson was a secretary and administrative assistant for the State of Illinois, Division of Water Resources from 1948-2002. She was a lifelong member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where she held numerous offices.

Survivors: one son, James “Gregory” Richardson of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held 10:00-11:00 a.m., Friday, June 22, 2007 at Asbury United Methodist Church. Services: 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 22, 2007 at Asbury United Methodist Church, Reverend William Burton officiating. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery. Private graveside services will be held. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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