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Doretta W. Richardson 1921-2011
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ELLINWOOD – Doretta W. Richardson, 89, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 10, 1921, at Gorham, she was the daughter of John and Clara Warehime Small. She married Melvin Richardson III June 24, 1938, at Russell. He died April 4, 1999.

A homemaker and former part owner of Ellinwood Packing Plant, she was an Ellinwood resident since 1938.

Mrs. Richardson was a member of United Church of Christ, Grove Park Golf Club, both of Ellinwood, and the China Painters Group.

Survivors include: Two daughters, Janice Dvorak, St. James, Mo., and Ginger Thomas of Ellinwood; one sister, Themal Rein of Kansas City, Kan.; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Clifford, Hiram, Edwin and Herchel small; and three sisters, Leota Graham, Eunice Schwartzkopf and Gladys Sims.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Birzer Funeral Home in Lyons with the Rev. Charles Mazouch officiating. Burial will be at Sterling Community Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at Cheyenne Bottoms.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Birzer Funeral Home

214 West Ave. South

Lyons, KS 67554