OBITUARY

Kathryn "Katy" M. Richardson

May 9, 1935August 22, 2021
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Kathryn “Katy” M. Richardson, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August, 22, 2021 at Heritage House in Connersville, Indiana.

Katy was born in Barbourville, Kentucky on May 9, 1935 to Laura Lawson Fee. She was co-raised by Margaret and Noah Shelton. Katy attended schools in Barbourville and Connersville. She later earned the General Education Diploma in 1982, an accomplishment she was very proud of. Katy worked as a waitress at Doug’s Restaurant and Miller’s Cafeteria. She also worked for Hassler’s cleaners and was the owner of Richardson Grocery in Shelton’s Plat. Katy married Bonnie Richardson on Feb. 24, 1952 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Connersville. Katy was a member of the Lambda Chi Omega Sorority and the Fayette County Senior Center. In her free time, Katy enjoyed fishing, word searches, crossword puzzles and Bingo. Her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her family. She will be missed by all of those who know and love her.

Katy is survived by one son, Bill Richardson of Irvine, Kentucky.; three daughters: Shelia (Danny) Joy of Indianapolis, Karen (Mike) Johnson of Brookville, and Sheri Lynn Richardson, of Florence, Kentucky; six grandchildren: Jason (Carissa) Joy, Erica (Todd) Barrett, Craig (Kymberly) Richardson, Lisa (Joey) Sidell, Lesly (Matt) Perleberg, and Kaitlyn Richardson; thirteen great-grandchildren: Gavin and Kendall Joy, Kensington, Emerson, Easton and Sutton Barrett, Graham Richardson, Kinley and Jocie Sidell, Madison, Cayden and Owen Perleberg.

Katy was preceded in death by her mother; her husband of forty-nine years, Bonnie Richardson; a great-grandson: Gage Ryder Joy; as well as several aunts and uncles.

A Funeral Service will be conducted by Pastor Tim Bullips of Grace Church on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville. Friends may call on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Fayette County Senior Center

Services

  • Visitation for Family & Friends

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, August 27, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, August 27, 2021

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Charlene Wood

August 26, 2021

Katy was a very special lady.She loved her family so very much and was always working hard to show real family love. I am so fortunate to have known her. I pray for peace and comfort for all her family and friends.

Pat Crank

August 25, 2021

Katy and I spend many a day just talking and laughing. She was always such a joy to be around. Always smiling, always happy. You will be missed Katy. ❤️

Gay Ann Wilkins

August 24, 2021

So sorry to read of Katy's passing. My condolences to the family.

Tracy Hooten

August 24, 2021

I haven't actually seen Katy or the Richardson family in about 40 years but they were a very large part of my brother ( Rodney Hooten ) and mines lives when we were very young. And through out my life I have thought of them often and always with good memories. Katy and Bonnie were Rodney's Godparents and were always so very very good to both of us. My prayers go out to the Richardson family. Just keep in mind she and Bonnie are together again.

Judy Pflum

August 24, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

Carol Richardson

August 24, 2021

I loved Aunt Katy and her family. I will always remember her fondly.

Kim Wright

August 24, 2021

Karen, Shelia, Sheri, Bill and families. I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in my thoughts now and in the coming days. I hope you feel surrounded by much love.

"Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain but hold onto your memories because forever they will remain"

David Harrison

August 23, 2021

Used to love making Katy laugh at the Kentucky reunions. It has been too long.

Elsie Wilcox

August 23, 2021

Go rest high on that mountain, beautiful Aunt Katy. So many of my childhood memories revolve around the times us cousins had together. Always in my heart, love you all so much
Elsie

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