Phillip Nolan Richardson

January 9, 1935August 8, 2022
Obituary of Phillip Nolan Richardson
Phillip Nolan Richardson, 87, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, August 8, 2022. He will forever be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend to everyone he knew. Phillip was born on January 9, 1935 in Macon, Missouri to Dwight D. and Ollie L. (Johnston) Richardson. After graduation from Macon High School, he attended Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business. Phillip served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and was stationed for two years in Germany. At Olivet, he met the love of his life, Sharon Ardith Myers, and they were married on November 20, 1962. Together they raised their three children, Lonnie, Todd and Staci. Phillip worked for the Nazarene Publishing House for 14 years after graduating from Olivet. He then returned to the college and served as its bookstore manager for 21 years. Upon retirement, the family moved back to the Kansas City area. He was a member at Central Church of the Nazarene in Lenexa, Kansas and served as a greeter there for many years. He enjoyed gardening, refinishing woodwork, cross-stitching and talking with friends. Phillip also enjoyed spending time with his family. Nothing gave him more pleasure in life than the time he spent with his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed. Phillip is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Reed Richardson. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years Sharon Richardson, two sons, Lonnie S. Richardson and his wife Melody of Louisburg, Kansas, Todd P. Richardson and his wife Rebekah of Medford, Oregon, and his daughter Staci A. Leatherland of Olathe, Kansas. Left behind to cherish his memory are his ten grandchildren, Carter (Meredith) Richardson, Alexandra (Brice) Kudej, Davis Richardson, Sawyer Richardson, Josiah (Leah) Richardson, Keziah Richardson, Caedyn Leatherland, Lacey Leatherland, McKenna Leatherland and Tori Leatherland. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Central Church of the Nazarene, 12600 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, Kansas. The funeral service will also be at Central immediately following visitation at 2:00 p.m. Internment with Military Honors will follow the funeral at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, 13901 South Black Bob Road, Olathe, Kansas. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Nazarene Compassionate Ministries 17001 Prairie Star Parkway Lenexa, Kansas 66220 or Olathe Hospice House 15310 South Marion Street Olathe, Kansas 66061. Condolences may be offered at:

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  • Dwight D. Richardson Father (deceased)
  • Ollie L. (Johnston) Richardson Mother (deceased)
  • Sharon Richardson wife of 60 years
  • Lonnie S. Richardson Son
  • Melody Richardson Daughter-in-law
  • Todd P. Richardson Son
  • Rebekah Richardson Daughter-in-law
  • Staci A. Leatherland Daughter
  • Carter (Meredith) Richardson Grandchild
  • Alexandria (Brice) Kudej Grandchild
  • Davis Richardson Grandchild
  • Sawyer Richardson Grandchild
  • Josiah (Leah) Richardson Grandchild
  • Keziah Richardson Grandchild
  • Caedyn Leatherland Grandchild
  • Lacey Leatherland Grandchild
  • McKenna Leatherland Grandchild
  • Tori Leatherland Grandchild
  • Reed Richardson Brother (deceased)

  • Carter Richardson Pallbearer
  • Josiah Richardson Pallbearer
  • Davis Richardson Pallbearer
  • Sawyer Richardson Pallbearer
  • Grant Kimerer Pallbearer
  • Jordan Fleming Pallbearer

  • Nazarene Compassionate Ministries 17001 Prarie Star Parkway, Lenexa, Kansas 66220
  • Olathe Hospice House 15310 South Marion Street, Olathe, Kansas

Past Services

Saturday, August 20, 2022


Saturday, August 20, 2022

Funeral Service

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Interment with Military Honors