Mount Vernon News
  • Nellie Richardson

  • March 17, 2011

MOUNT VERNON — Nellie Margaret Richardson, 86, formerly of Greer, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Country Club Rehabilitation Center, where she was a resident.

She was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Webster Springs, W.Va., to the late Edward Daniel and Daisy (Rose) Baldwin. She married James A. Richardson in 1944, who preceded her in death on March 30, 1983. She was a former cook at the Ashland Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Greer Wesleyan Church, and she loved gardening, flowers and playing with her grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, James (Jean) Richardson of Danville; three daughters, Elizabeth (Larry) Strickland of San Antonio, Texas, Mary (Gaylord) Thompson of Ashland and Sue Richardson of Latonia, Ky.; eight grandchildren, April Gutchess and Larry (Cynthia) Strickland of San Antonio, Texas, Deeanna (Ben) Corder of Columbus, Jessica (Charles) Martin of Wooster, Meredith (Chris) Pay, Monty Thompson, and Corrie Thompson, all of Ashland, and Timothy Richardson of Latonia, Ky.; seven great-grandchildren, Krysten Gutchess, Colt Strickland, Aiden Corder, Hunter Pay, Brittney and Jamie Thompson, and Dean Thompson expected; three brothers, Joseph (Karen) Baldwin and Joe Edward Baldwin, both of Fairmont, W.Va., and David Baldwin of Wallace, W.Va.; two sisters, Virginia Pierce of Dover and Daisy Cornette of Dayton; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Richardson; four brothers, Doy, Lloyd, Jess and Frank Baldwin; and a sister, Bonnie Nichols.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 18, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with Pastor Lloyd Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Calling hours are today from 6 to 8 p.m., and until service time on Friday. Visit

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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