Josephine “Jo” Richardson
June 20, 1921 ‒ March 29, 2016
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Josephine “Jo” Richardson, age 94, of Northridge Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at her residence. She was born on June 20, 1921 in Coshocton, Ohio the daughter of Harry and Lucile (McNeal) McNabb. Jo was a 1939 graduate of Warsaw High School and worked for Shaw-Barton in Coshocton for many years. She met and married her husband Edgar Richardson on July 8, 1950.
In the spring of 1951 they moved to Mount Vernon and joined First Presbyterian Church. As a 65 year active member, she served in many ways. As a Deacon, she served her community and was head of the symphony committee for many years. Jo also taught Sunday school for many years.
She was a 77 year member of Knox Chapter #236 Order of Eastern Star and was very proud of her 75 year pinning ceremony.
She is survived by her daughter Cindy Bevington of Mount Vernon, two grandchildren, Ashley (Andy Montgomery) Brown and Sage Bevington, a great grandson, Kyrie Montgomery, nephew, Craig (Julie) Middlemus of Bexley, niece, Betsy Middlemus of Columbus, step daughter, Bonnie (Jim) Basseletti, step grandchildren, Matt Basseletti and Holly West.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Edgar Richardson, a daughter, Becky Richardson, a step grandson, James Basseletti and a sister, Beth Middlemus.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 beginning at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 106 N. Gay Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Rev. Jonathan Fettig will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
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