Doris Richardson

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Doris Richardson

November 24, 1940 - January 08, 2019

Doris Richardson 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.
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Published on January 10, 2019
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8 posts

Pat Mills
Jan 15, 2019
A lovely person. I regret II didn't get to know her better. May she rest in peace.
Shirley Pittenger
Jan 14, 2019
Doris was so precious. She helped me at Tippy camp several times and was a blessing. She was loved by everyone.
Wanda Kelly
Jan 12, 2019
I worked with Doris for many years in the Reading Lab at Taylor. She loved those children so!! I live in TN now but was able to spend some time with Doris this summer, picking blueberries and catching up on life with our grandkids. So many good memories of a wonderful friend and fellow believer-I will see you in heaven my friend!!
David Gregory
Jan 11, 2019
Doris was a great person. She loved the children and was a great help to teachers and students. She affected lives of many students at Taylor.
Tony and Karen Brooks
Jan 11, 2019
So Sorry for your loss!!
Mary Martin
Jan 11, 2019
Doris was such a joy to know and work with. Prayers and condolences to the family.
Tisa Slabach
Jan 11, 2019
Every fruit of the spirit—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and self control—were epitomized in her life. She was truly one of the most genuine, beautiful people that anyone who knew her will ever have the joy of knowing. I’m so glad that those of us who know Jesus will see her again one day!
Tim Lovelady
Jan 10, 2019
I loved her as a neighbor. We had many wonderful talks over the fence through out the years. I am going to miss our times together.