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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
September, 1944

OBITUARY - ANDREW RICHARDSON

Andrew RICHARDSON, son of William and Ellen RICHARDSON, was born in Riley township, Ringgold county, Iowa, on February 26, 1863, and departed this life at the home of his son, Fred, on September 5, 1944, at the age of 81 years, six months and 10 days.

He was united in marriage to Emma M. SULLIVAN on May 30, 1888. To this union were born four children, Mrs. John G. STEPHENS of Mount Ayr, Mrs. Charles E. BURCHETT of Kellerton, and Fred and Homer, both of Lamoni. Mrs. RICHARDSON preceded her husband in death on April 10, 1939.

Mr. RICHARDSON was always interested in his home and loved ones. He was a firm believer in the Bible. After the death of his life companion he turned to spiritual things for comfort, spending much time in the study of the Word.

He was recognized as one of Riley township's successful farmers. Here he spent his entire life.

He leaves to mourn his passing the four children, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Jake, Charlie and George, together with many friends survive him.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Rhoades Funeral home, conducted by Rev. Frank MOORE. Burial was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Card of Thanks.
With deepest gratitude we wish to extend our sincere thanks to the friends, neighbors and relatives for the many acts of sympathy at the time of our bereavement and for the beautiful floral tribute.
-- Mr. and Mrs. Fred RICHARDSON, Mr. and Mrs. Homer RICHARDSON,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. BURCHETT and Mr. and Mrs. John G. STEPHENS.

Transcription and submission by Julie Watts, September of 2009

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Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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