Archive for Thursday, August 17, 2006

Donald W. Richardson


August 17, 2006

Services for Donald W. Richardson, 72, Eudora, were Monday, Aug. 14, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary/Eudora Chapel. Burial was in Eudora Cemetery.

Mr. Richardson died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Liberty, Mo., the son of Fred and Hazel Powell Richardson. He moved from Kansas City, Mo., to Eudora in 1957.

Mr. Richardson was a retired carpenter and electrician. He had worked more than 39 years at Farmland Industries in Lawrence. He was a member of the AFL-CIO and had been president of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union for 12 years.

He married Alice Adcox on July 17, 1954, in Kansas City, Mo. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Richardson, Eudora, and Phyllis Saler, Lawrence; two sons, David Richardson, Eudora, and Steven Richardson, Lawrence; a sister, Bonnie Thomsen, Kansas City, Mo.; two half-brothers, James Lewis, Stockton, Mo., and Charles Lewis, Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the Diabetes Association. They may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary/Eudora Chapel, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora 66025.

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