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 Virginia Ruth “Ruth” <I>Hicks</I> Richardson

Virginia Ruth “"Ruth"” Hicks Richardson

Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA
Death 11 Mar 2012 (aged 82)
Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Burial Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 86865548 · View Source
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ROCK FALLS - Virginia "Ruth" Richardson, 82, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her home. She was a press operator at Lawrence Brothers Manufacturing in Sterling for 37 years.
Ruth was born May 7, 1929, in Beckley, W.Va., the daughter of Thomas "Madison" and Eva (Crawford) Hicks. She attended elementary and high school in Beckley before relocating to Rock Falls in 1953. She was a member of Como Baptist Church. She married Fayette Lee Richardson on July 18, 1946, in Crab Orchard, W.Va. Ruth was an extremely kind and loving person who never met a stranger. She enjoyed doing nice things for
others. WDSDR radio named her the "Birthday Editor" for she provided friends' birthdays to be read on the air for recognition. Her hobbies included crocheting, canning and making candles of all sorts, made not for her, but to give away to others. Ruth also taught adult Sunday school and Bible study while being a member of the church. Ruth was the firstborn of nine children. She is survived by her husband, Fayette of Rock Falls; one son, Darrell (Judee) Richardson of Crestwood, Ky.; one daughter, Debbie (Duane) Myers of Rock Falls; one daughter-in-law, Sue Richardson of Machesney Park; three sisters, Barbara Clapp of Rock Falls, Irene Richardson of DeKalb and Deloma Lane of Ohio; three brothers, David (Kay) Hicks, John (Sandy) Hicks and James (Carolyn) Hicks, all of Rock Falls; six grandchildren, David (DiAnne) Richardson, Jim Richardson, Drew Richardson, Richard Walsh, Darren (Lisa) Dexter and Michael Dexter; and nine great-grandchildren, Donnie and Danny Richardson, Tory, Stephen and Kaitlyn Dexter, Shawn and Serrena Dexter and Brennan and Kylie Walsh.
She was preceded in death by one son, Donnie; one brother, Thomas; and one sister, Alice. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the funeral at 1 p.m., today at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Como Baptist Church and Hospice of the Rock River Valley.

Taken from:
The Dixon Telegraph
Dixon, Lee Co., IL.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Page A4 - Col. 3-4

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  • Created by: Pat Esterday
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86865548
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Ruth “"Ruth"” Hicks Richardson (7 May 1929–11 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86865548, citing Oak Knoll Memorial Park Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Pat Esterday (contributor 47227227) .