Joanne Richardson

July 12, 1924 ‒ January 14, 2015

Columbus, Ohio
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

Joanne Place Richardson, 90, formerly of Galion, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Kobacker Hospice in Columbus. She resided at National Church Residences at Mill Run and previously at Trillium Place in Columbus.

Born July 12, 1924 in Bucyrus, she was the daughter of the late Horace F. and Marjorie (Faulkner) Place. She was also preceded in death by her former husband William H. Richardson; her daughter, Amy Richardson; her sister Connie (Place) Haddox; son-in-law Mike Jokerst and a nephew Davin Burnes.

She is survived by her daughters, Beth Richardson of Columbus, Ann (Tom) Shockley Ocean Pines, MD, Cecelia Jokerst of Columbus; son Seth F. Richardson of Columbus; six grandchildren, Thomas Mazonas, Sarah (Frank) Dimiceli, Eric M. (Kelly) Shockley, Lisa (Bernard) Devieux, Andy and Christina Jokerst, and two great-grandchildren, Samuel Dimiceli and Katelyn Shockley. She is also survived by her cousin Mary Jo Faulkner, niece Linda Crim and a nephew James Burnes.

Joanne graduated from Galion High School in 1942 and attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and Dykes & Spencerian Business College in Cleveland.

Joanne was a member of the Olentangy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Galion and former member of the Naomi Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Galion Hospital Auxiliary Twig, First United Methodist Church of Galion, and the Galion Country Club.

Over the years, Joanne enjoyed many interests such as horseback riding, bridge, golf, cooking, and being with friends. Her family remembers her delicious cooking, her love of growing “posies” and enjoying being with her family. She was a genteel soul from a bygone era. Joanne was admired for her inner strength and abundant love for all those whose lives she touched. She will sorely be missed by her family and friends.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel, 218 S. Market St. Galion 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 am., Saturday, January 17, with Rev. Jerry Penrod officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker House, or the Olentangy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Joanne Richardson, and condolences may be made to them at

  • Beth, Ann, Cecelia and Seth,

    I am so sorry to learn about the passing of your Mom. I have such fond memories of her from so many family gatherings out at the home on New Winchester Rd. She was a kind and generous soul. I know what a difficult time this is for all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Phyllis (Richardson) Foxworth

  • To the Families of Joanne,
    Max and I send our love and sympathy to all of you in the loss of your loved one.
    Joanne was a lovely person and I am proud to have shared her friendship through the years at Galion.
    Sincerely, Ruby and Max

  • I remember your mom as always being so kind and gentle. My hope and prayers for strength during this time. Love you all Michelle