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Obituary – Ruby M. Richardson

Ruby Mae (Gorrell) Richardson, age 78, was born May 14, 1942, in Houston, Mo. to Lewis and Juanita (Wolfe) Gorrell. She passed away November 2, 2020, at Texas County Memorial Hospital.

Ruby grew up in Ellis Prairie and graduated from Houston High School in 1960. She married George Richardson January 25, 1963, at her mothers’ home in Success, Mo. Ruby stayed busy raising five children: Benda, Delmar, Dannie, Lucinda (Cindy) and Dustin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; a daughter, Brenda Mason; and two sisters, Betty Kell and Delores Warner.

Surviving are her children: Delmar Richardson and wife, Tammy of Success, Dannie Richardson and wife, Shelley of Salem, Lucinda Flores and husband, David of St James, and Dustin Richardson and wife, Jamie of Roby; seventeen grandchildren; twenty five great grandchildren; five sisters: Evelyn Galligher of Hallsville, Barbara Willson of Bucyrus, Bonnie Warner of Springfield, Beverly Green and husband, John of Success, and Donna Taylor and husband, Jim of Licking; and her special friend and traveling companion, Wilford Garrett of Success.

Ruby enjoyed crocheting, quilting, embroidery, playing cards and her family. She lived life to the fullest. She was blessed to gain a special friend and partner with Wilford beginning in 2011, where they had the best of times. They danced and traveled all over, and had an occasional alligator ride, enjoying their time spent together.

Ruby was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Services were held Friday, November 6, 2020, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bill Villapiano officiating. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

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