Doris  Richardson

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Doris Richardson, 78, passed away peacefully in her home on Jan. 8, 2019, in Kokomo, Indiana. She was born on Nov. 24, 1940, in Myrtle, Missouri, to Elmer and Ethel (Freeman) Clark. On June 27, 1959, she married Leon Richardson, who preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 2000.
Doris worked at Taylor Community School Corp. from 1979 to 2010 as a Title I paraprofessional teacher. She was an active member of her church, Calvary Baptist, Kokomo, Indiana, where she served as youth leader for many years, Sunday school teacher and choir member. She loved the Lord with all her heart and saw the good in everyone. She loved people and listened with genuine interest and made everyone feel loved. She touched the lives of so many people with her kind heart. Doris often opened her home to people in need, provided transportation, meals, babysitting and a friendly ear. She loved to read and was an excellent poet. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all her heart.
She is survived by three children, Greg Richardson and wife, Dora, Tammy Boruff and husband, Randy, and Angie Murdock and husband, Jim, all of Kokomo, Indiana; 10 grandchildren, Katie Howard, Andrew Richardson, Samantha Boruff, Andrea Buchko (Adam), Chelsea Brooks (Brandon), Jessica Pyke (Noah), Jade Webster (Michael), Jimmy Murdock, Joshua Murdock (Sarah) and Caleb Murdock (Alexis); 13 very special great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leon Clark, Kokomo, Indiana, and Boyd (Lavern) Clark, Thayer, Missouri; and one sister-in-law, Maxine Clark, Kokomo, Indiana. Doris had many wonderful nieces and nephews and a very special and faithful dog, Baxter.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Nina Burtcher, and one brother, Herb Clark.
Funeral services for Doris will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1967 W. Boulevard, Kokomo. Pastor Jeff Sexton will preside. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Greentown, Indiana. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Calvary Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions in Doris' memory may be made to Miles for Myeloma.
Please visit www.ellersmortuarywebster.com to sign the guestbook, leave an online condolence for the family or to leave a contribution in Doris' memory.
Published on January 10, 2019
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