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Services for Lela Kathryn Richardson, 87, of Ada are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Union Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Philip Mullin and Mr. Lynn Lofton will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Richardson passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at an Ada nursing home. She was born Sept. 13, 1929, at the Walnut Grove Community west of Ada to Robert and Irene Moss Tilley. She attended Vanoss school.
She married Matt Richardson June 14, 1947. He preceded her in death Oct. 15, 1987.
Mrs. Richardson was a homemaker and a longtime member of Union Hill Baptist Church. She loved her church and her church family.
Survivors include four sons, Roger Richardson and his wife, Linda, Darrel Richardson and his wife, Carol, and Terry Richardson and his wife, Sherry, all of Ada, and Gayland Richardson of Sulphur; five sisters, Iona Crockett of Oregon, Winnie Bailes of California, Lura Bosteder, Carlene McNutt and Kay Daigle, all of Ada; six grandsons, Steve Richardson, Jason Richardson and his wife, Jana, Jeremy Richardson, Tyler Richardson and his wife, Jessica, Ryan Richardson and Destry Richardson and his wife, Anna; six granddaughters, Stacie Humphrey and her husband, Chris, Shelley Snider and her husband, Denny, Karis Alford and her husband, Brandon, Janessa Hughes and her husband, Jeff, LaDawn Richardson and Terra Fortner and her husband, Alan; and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Carl Tilley and Olen Tilley; and a sister, Lavona Jones.
Bearers will be her grandsons, Steve Richardson, Jason Richardson, Jeremy Richardson, Tyler Richardson, Ryan Richardson and Destry Richardson.
Published on October 3, 2016
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