Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
March 5, 2012 3:12 pm EST


ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — Ruth A. Richeson, 87, former resident of Cardington, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at her home in Englewood, Fla.

She was born at Shawtown on Nov. 8, 1924, to the late Samuel A. and Dora B. ( Johnson ) George. Ruth attended school at Cardington and was a homemaker. Growing up as a “farm girl” she loved all animals, especially horses, her dog Judy, and best of all her cats. Ruth was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Ruth is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, Robert W. Richeson, who she married on Sept. 17, 1944. Additional survivors include two daughters; Sandra ( Franklin) Pierce of Mount Gilead and Melody (Brad Zemke) Quick of Fredericktown; five grandchildren, Rebecca (Don) Kaser, Jeff (Melissa) McAvoy, Roberta (William) Brown, Jackie (Aaron) Waters and Jennifer (Denny) Snow; great-grandchildren, Heather Grace, Taylor Kaser, Emily and Sarah Waters, and Aspen and Keaton Snow; great-great-grandson, Keagan Kaser.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her brothers, Chester A. and Sedwick George; and sister, Edna Jenkins.

Friends may call today March 5, at the Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at the funeral home at 10 a.m. with the burial to follow in Glendale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Richeson family in care of Gompf Funeral Home.

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