Rose Rita Woods Richardson

Birth:Saturday, March 21, 1936
Calhoun Co, Michigan
Death:Monday, December 23, 2013
Washtenaw Co, Michigan
Obit:Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Calhoun Co, Michigan

Rose Rita Richardson, 77, of Homer died on Monday December 23, 2013, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor following a stroke.

Mrs. Richardson was born on March 21, 1936, in Marshall to Henry P. and Mabel L. (Bellairs) Woods. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1954, and she attended Elkhart Business College for dental assisting. On November 7, 1959, she married Rolin L. Richardson at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Marshall.

Mrs. Richardson was a homemaker staying home and taking care of her family. She worked for a short time at the G.C. Murphy Five and Dime, State Farm Insurance Company, Woodland Metal, and S.H. Leggitt Company all in Marshall. She was a member of the Saint John Catholic Church of Albion, 4-H Club, Marshall Women of the Moose, Homer VFW Auxiliary, Child Study Club, Monday Club, and the Homer Historical Society. Mrs. Richardson enjoyed sewing, cooking, working in her flower garden, and crocheting scarves. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. One of her treasured lifetime accomplishments was raising her six children and taking care of Rolin.

She is survived by her husband Rolin of Homer and six children: Marcie (Clyde) Glass of Queen City, Texas, Diane (Tom) Marsh of South Bend, Indiana, Paul (Carol) Richardson of Verdigris, Oklahoma, Joan (Scott) Isham of Tekonsha, Jane (Richard) Sleight of Leroy, Illinois, Angie (Kyle) Uramkin of Otsego. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and six siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Keith Woods, sister Marie Woods and 2 grandchildren.

Visitation will take place at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, Marshall on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 5-7pm with family present to greet friends. A rosary service will be held at 7pm following the visitation. A funeral mass will take place at 10am on Friday, December 27, 2013, at Saint John Catholic Church in Albion with Reverend Father Joseph Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Homer with Deacon Ken Snyder officiating. Family will gather with friends following the committal services at First Presbyterian Church of Homer. Family requests memorial contributions be made to the Homer Library. Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Funeral Home.

Source: Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, Inc.

Rose Rita (Woods) Richardson

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