Marguerite Richardson (88) of Mattoon


Published on December 20 2012 6:10 am

Marguerite E. Richardson, 88, of Mattoon, Illinois, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday,
December 19, 2012, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, December 21 at Johnson Funeral
Home in Effingham, with the Rev. Gary Finley officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge
Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time on
Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Effingham County United Way. Online condolences may be left at

Marguerite was born February 5, 1924 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the daughter of
Louis and Rosa (Spardling) McFerron. She married Dr. Jack Richardson in 1944, and he
preceded her in death May 28, 2006. Marguerite was a secretary for Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company. She had a generous heart and liked to make cookies for everyone.

Marguerite is survived by her children, Ross (wife Sandy) Richardson of Effingham and Kyle
(wife Cheryl) Richardson of Swansea; grandchildren, David ‘Scott” Richardson of La Fayette,
Ind., Jeremy (wife Sheila) Richardson of Watson, and Laura Richardson and Lisa Richardson
both of Swansea.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dr. Jack Richardson; one sister, and
two brothers.