Joe E. Richardson (1947 - 2018)

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URBANA — Joe E. Richardson, age 70, of Urbana, OH, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in his residence. Joe was born on Oct. 3, 1947, in St. Paris, OH, a son of the late Leo W. and Arvena (Ross) Richardson, Sr. He married Mary C. Reinheimer on May 23, 1991, and she survives in Urbana.

Joe is survived by three children: Shelly Owen of Columbus, OH, Tina Thompson of Florence, SC, and Joe (Mandy) Richardson of West Chester, OH; two stepchildren; Rhonda (Scott) Arnold of Minster, OH, Michelle (Chris) Jones of Murfreesboro, TN and 13 grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by brothers Leo and Raymond Richardson, Wilbur Smith, and a sister Dorothy Preston.

Joe retired from Navistar in 2000 after 31 years of employment. He was a member of the UAW Local 42, a lifetime member of Moose Lodge #1215 of Urbana and Moose Legion, Sons of the American Legion, The Elks Lodge, The Eagles Aerie of New Carlisle, and a 50-year member of the Knights of Pythias #344, St. Paris.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Allison of Ohio's for her care.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, from 1-4 p.m. in the Moose Lodge #1215, 632 Mosgrove, Urbana, OH 43078. Moose services will be held at 1:30 with a time of sharing memories to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Moose Charities, C/O Mooseheart, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539-1100.

Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, St. Paris, Ohio, is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to

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St Paris, OH 43072
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Published in Piqua Daily Call from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2018
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