John L. Richardson
John L. Richardson, 83, of Glenwood, passed away early Monday morning, December 11, 2017, at his home following an extended illness.
One of nine children of George F. and Ethel Miller Richardson, John was born on March 18, 1934, in Glenwood. Growing up with a large family following the great depression, he learned the value of strong family ties and providing for the ones he loved. He continued to hold fast to the ethics of family first throughout his life, expressing his last wish to be taken home to be with his family.
John attended Glenwood and Orange Schools where he became a star basketball player. John married Clara Anne Bever and have two sons, John and Rodney. John worked at Connersville Paint Company and later at D & L Paint Company in Liberty.
John later married Mary Macke on May 22, 1968. They purchased a dairy farm which they operated for many years. They sold the dairy farm and moved back to Johns hometown of Glenwood, next door to the house where he grew up. John and Mary have a son, Norbert Edward.
Following the birth of his youngest son, John became a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Connersville and soon after that joined the Knights of Columbus. He attended St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville for several years while his son was in school there. John served his community as Glenwood Town Marshal for two decades. Shortly after his sixty-second birthday, John retired from the paint business after forty-four years of service in 1996. Following his retirement, John immediately went to work fully embracing his role as father and grandfather, and working to maintain Glenwood municipal properties for many years.
John leaves his family many cherished memories of countless road trips, boating adventures, delicious breakfast feasts, backyard family reunions, and outstanding Sunday night suppers. Family was paramount in Johns life; never a moment of his life went by without regard for his family.
Since he was a young child, John had a love for trains and in his later years amassed a collection of toy trains and memorabilia that he was willing to exhibit to anyone interested. As time went by and started to catch up with John, he could be found riding his golf cart to friends houses for coffee or to stir up a conversation at the post office or local mini-mart.
Besides his wife of 49 years, Mary Richardson, John is survived by three sons, Johnny (Sally) Richardson of Texas, Rodney (Phyllis) Richardson of Orange, Eddie (Mendy) Richardson of Bentonville; eleven grandchildren, Leslie (Sam) Rodriguez of Texas, Travis (Courtney) Richardson of Texas, Casey (Michael) Oglesby of Indianapolis, Jill (Brian) Harrison of New Albany, Indiana, Trey (Sandra Salcedo) Richardson of Ohio, Michael (Shelly) Waskewich of Virginia, Phillip (Mary) Waskewich of Brookville, Julie Shank of Richmond, Jacob, Grayce and Madilyn Richardson, all of Bentonville; seventeen great-grandchildren; four sisters, Elizabeth Lanning of Richmond, Indiana, Charlotte Kinder of Rushville, Marilyn (Kenneth) Vogel of Rushville, Ethel May (Donald) May of Rushville; special friend, Clara Anne Vance of Orange; many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers Donald Richardson, Edward Richardson, Floyd Richardson; and a sister, Norma Jean Carpenter.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Dustin Boehm at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Gabriel Church and online condolences can be made anytime at
Published on December 11, 2017


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