Patricia “Patty” Richardson, 94 of Taylorville, Illinois passed away peacefully on May 13, 2019 with her family at her bedside at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Pana, Illinois. Patty was born on March 20, 1925 in Decatur, Illinois the daughter of William and Grace Whalen. She attended Decatur schools. Patty married Gordon E. Richardson on April 28, 1950 and they enjoyed 60 years together. He preceded her in death in August of 2010. Patty Devoted spending numerous hours enjoying her family, grandchildren and traveling by RV with Gordon to many locations throughout the US. She also enjoyed spending the winter months in Sun City, Arizona where she developed a love for painting ceramics. Patty was a lifelong member of Eastern Star.


Mrs. Richardson is survived by one daughter: Pam (Steve) Gregory of Four Seasons, MO; three sons: Craig (Karla) Richardson, Randy (Lisa) Richardson, and Kent (Barbara) Richardson, all of Taylorville; grandchildren: Shuree Sockel and Amy Fila both of St. Louis, MO, Matthew Richardson of Fremont, NE, Amber Sims of Colona, IL, Kevin Richardson of Chicago, IL; John Richardson of Springfield, IL, Kate Richardson of Portland, OR, Blake Richardson of Taylorville, IL and Kyle Richardson of Dewitt, IL; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers: Tommy and Gerry Whalen; Sister: Rose Marie “Cookie” Nichols all of Decatur, IL  and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and her three brothers Jack, David and Bill. 


A memorial service to celebrate Patty’s life will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service

In lieu of flowers the family would like memorials made to the Alzheimer’s Association 2309 W. White Oaks Drive Suite E, Springfield, IL 62704, or to the Christian County Shrine Club, P.O. Box 361, Taylorville, Illinois 62568

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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