Doris Yvonne Richardson
November 24, 1940 – January 8, 2019
Doris Richardson, 78, passed away peacefully in her home on Jan. 8, 2019, in Kokomo, Indiana. She was born on Nov. 24, 1940, in Myrtle, Missouri, to Elmer and Ethel (Freeman) Clark. On June 27, 1959, she married Leon Richardson, who preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 2000.
Doris worked at Taylor Community School Corp. from 1979 to 2010 as a Title I paraprofessional teacher. She was an active member of her church, Calvary Baptist, Kokomo, Indiana, where she served as youth leader for many years, Sunday school teacher and choir member. She loved the Lord with all her heart and saw the good in everyone. She loved people and listened with genuine interest and made everyone feel loved. She touched the lives of so many people with her kind heart. Doris often opened her home to people in need, provided transportation, meals, babysitting and a friendly ear. She loved to read and was an excellent poet. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all her heart.
She is survived by three children, Greg Richardson and wife, Dora, Tammy Boruff and husband, Randy, and Angie Murdock and husband, Jim, all of Kokomo, Indiana; 10 grandchildren, Katie Howard, Andrew Richardson, Samantha Boruff, Andrea Buchko (Adam), Chelsea Brooks (Brandon), Jessica Pyke (Noah), Jade Webster (Michael), Jimmy Murdock, Joshua Murdock (Sarah) and Caleb Murdock (Alexis); 13 very special great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leon Clark, Kokomo, Indiana, and Boyd (Lavern) Clark, Thayer, Missouri; and one sister-in-law, Maxine Clark, Kokomo, Indiana. Doris had many wonderful nieces and nephews and a very special and faithful dog, Baxter.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Nina Burtcher, and one brother, Herb Clark.
Funeral services for Doris will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1967 W. Boulevard, Kokomo. Pastor Jeff Sexton will preside. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Greentown, Indiana. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Calvary Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions in Doris’ memory may be made to Miles for Myeloma.
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Doris Yvonne Richardson
January 20, 2019
Doris Richardson was an incredibly caring person, a Proverbs 31 woman. I considered her a dear friend.
In June 1983, when Bob, Steve, and I came to Kokomo, we knew no one. However, through the Churches and Judson Association, Doris and I were together many times – supper meetings, combined choirs – adult and youth, traveling monthly youth meetings, women’s meetings, and Camp Tippy. In September 1984, while at Tippy for a youth retreat, I received an unexpected call that my father had died. Doris was the one who was with me to offer comfort.
In 2000, when Pastor Leon passed, Doris moved from being a Pastor’s Wife to a Widow. Surrounded by family, Doris was never alone and moved boldly into new church ministries, involving children, youth leadership, choir, women’s missionary groups, missions, Judson Association, Tippy, and never missed a moment to minister.
For CAM, Doris brought her youth groups to all of our Grate American Sleepouts – even herself sleeping in boxes for the night!
She was a great inspiration to many, even working as a paraprofessional to assist many children and youth at Taylor Schools.
Moments make up our lives, and these memories of Doris are priceless gifts of who she was, to her family and to her friends.
Rev. Ruth Lawson
January 11, 2019
My wife loved and admired you very much. Leon married us in 1994. You were always so very kind and loving toward our family. We have lost a special person. Rest easy and peaceful.
Amy (Taylor) Roberts
January 11, 2019
Doris was so many things to me. She was my second mom, my friend, my youth leader, my Sunday school teacher, my counselor, my mentor, my tutor, my taxi driver.
She never hesitated when I called either to share my joy or when I called to cry on her shoulder.
She would rally and cheer me on whenever I was sad....she would scold me when I was in the wrong.
She was the one who helped me along in my early years as a young teenager who decided to accept Christ...without her knowledge and wisdom I am sure I wouldn't be the person I am today. I looked up to her in many ways...
Any way Doris let me be a part of her family and for that I thank her so much.
Doris, I will miss you very much. But I look forward to seeing you again... our loss is Heavens gain. I love you.