Garnett Ellen “Garney” <I>Herrington</I> Richardson

Garnett Ellen “Garney” Herrington Richardson

Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 25 Nov 2015 (aged 70)
Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Green County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 155772038 · View Source
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Brooklyn, WI - Heaven received another angel, Garnett "Garney" Ellen Richardson, age 70, of Brooklyn on November 25, 2015, after a short, hard fought battle with cancer.

She was born on October 13, 1945, in Madison to her parents Sheldon and Irma (Fischl) Herrington. Garney graduated from Verona High School with the class of 1963. On May 1, 1965 she was united in marriage to Gerald Eugene Richardson at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Madison. Garney and Jerry owned Richardson Oil Company in the Fitchburg and Brooklyn area for over 40 years. She worked at Gempelers and Lab Safety in the Embroidery Department. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, a neighborhood homemaker group, the Brooklyn Sno-Hornets, and a former member of the Fitchburg Fire Department Firemen's Wives.

Garney was a talented homemaker that enjoyed helping her children and grandchildren grow and succeed. Her legacy of strength and determination to work through challenges and help others will live on in all of her family. She had her own silly words and phrases that brought countless smiles and laughs. She enjoyed sewing and altering clothes for family and friends, embroidering personalized gifts, and quilting and participating in Saturday Sampler. Other favorites were crocheting, playing the organ for sing alongs, dancing, traveling to Alaska and Australia, and cooking and baking for her large family sometimes with little or no notice. Garney was an avid card player in both couples and ladies card clubs. She loved watching any sports the kids or grandkids played as well as the Badgers, Brewers, and Packers. She played softball on the Richardson Bus Company team, the family company she was a bus driver for many years, with her daughters and friends years ago. She created many memories with family and friends at the farm and camping at Fish Lake. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Garney is survived by her son Luke (Renee) Richardson, daughters Lisa Shrader, Laura (Steve) Hall, Leanne (Robbie) Neild, Lynda (Eric) Shrader, and Lanee (Luke) MacLean, grandchildren Travis, Rachel, Troy (Trina), Austin (Jordan Sorenson), and Derek Shrader, Natalie, Nicole, and Nathan Hall, Emma and Bryce Neild, Drew, Jenna, and Ava Shrader, Libby, Eve, and Blake MacLean, and Reese and Ryan Richardson, and great-grandchildren Tayla and Reed Shrader, and Keira Shrader. She is further survived by her dad Sheldon Herrington, her brother Gordie (Linda) Herrington, and her sister Gail Herrington. Garney's brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law treated her like one of their own: Mike (Deb) Richardson, Agnes Stegner, Rita (Carlton) Little, Mary Steel, Elizabeth (Patrick) Jagoe, and Teresa (Frederick) Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Richardson, her mom, Irma Herrington, and brothers-in-law Dave Stegner and Hugh Steel.

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  • Created by: northernpeach
  • Added: 6 Dec 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 155772038
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Garnett Ellen “Garney” Herrington Richardson (13 Oct 1945–25 Nov 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155772038, citing Jug Prairie Cemetery, Brooklyn, Green County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by northernpeach (contributor 47679409) .