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Donna Jean Richardson, 81, formerly of Frankfort, passed away Sunday afternoon, Dec. 24, 2017, at Signature Healthcare at Parkwood in Lebanon. She was born in Frankfort, on March 28, 1936, a daughter of the late Ray and Thelma Blanche (Timmons) Wheeler.
On Oct. 19, 1952, she was married to Arthur L. Richardson in Moran, Indiana, in Clinton County. He survives.
Donna Jean was a 1954 graduate of Jackson Township High School in Antioch, Indiana. She retired in 1988 from Western Boone School Corporation after devoting 14 years in the cafeteria. Prior to that, she had worked at various places including the National Cigar Corporation and Frozen Novelties in Frankfort.
She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Frankfort as well as the Eastern Star. Donna Jean was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. In addition, she liked canning, sewing, crafting, and flower gardening.
Survivors include husband, Arthur L. Richardson of Lebanon; three children, Donald Lee (Annette) Richardson of Crawfordsville, Ronald Eugene (Jenny) Richardson of Greenwood and Mindy (Hobie) Montgomery of Lebanon; five grandchildren, Christopher Richardson, Eric (Carissa) Richardson, April (Michael) Swisher, Hobert (Jenn) Montgomery and Hilary Montgomery; several great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Wheeler of Frankfort.
In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael A. Richardson, and a brother, Larry Eugene Wheeler.
Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., in Lebanon. Funeral Services will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home in Lebanon, with Pastor Chuck Williams officiating. Interment will follow service at Dover Cemetery in Dover, Indiana.
Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer's Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 East 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240. Online condolences: myersmortuary.com
Published on December 26, 2017
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