Nancy H. Richardson, 79, of Springfield, died at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 24, 2010 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born August 5, 1931 in Springfield, Illinois to Russell A. and Ruth H. Hobbs Gillespie. She married John L. Richardson in 1953 and he preceded her in death on August 16, 1989. Her parents also preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Debra (Patrick) Connolly of Riverton; three grandchildren, Michael Connolly of Riverton, Jeffrey Connolly of Springfield and Miriam (Chuck) Kasper of Springfield; three great grandchildren, Alliyah, Madelyn and Alaina; one sister, Lula (Jack) Thompson of Loami; one sister-in-law, Suzanne (Eldon) Eck of Riverton; one aunt, Charlotte Gillespie of Mackinaw, IL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nancy was a lifelong resident of Springfield. She worked as a clerk and bookkeeper at area Jewel Stores. She was of the Methodist faith. Nancy volunteered at the local hospitals and she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, swimming and fishing. She formerly enjoyed bowling.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Thursday, December 30, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home with Robert Green officiating. Burial will be in Fancy Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Miracle Network.
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