Shirley M. Richardson

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Shirley M. Richardson

Shirley Mae (Ridener) Richardson, 69, of Lafayette, passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at IU Health Arnett Hospital. Born July 13, 1944 in Corbin, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Josephine (Rose) Ridener.

Shirley married Dale A. Richardson on October 27, 1966 in Lafayette and he survives. She worked in production for Ice Cream Specialties, retiring after 31 years. Her hobbies included reading, crocheting, gardening, bird watching, word puzzles, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was raised in the Baptist Church.

Surviving with her husband are her two children, Kimberly Moser (husband, Peter) of West Lafayette and Randy Richardson of Lafayette; two sisters, Mildred Knopp of Batavia, OH and Velma Angel of Corbin, Kentucky; and a brother, Ernie Ridener (wife, Dottie) of Indiana. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Evan and Andrew Moser and Mason and Myles Sturgeon. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie Sue, two sisters and three brothers.

Visitation 5-7 p.m. Monday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Service 1 p.m. Tuesday in Hippensteel Chapel with Celebrant Chris Dodson officiating. Burial to follow at Spring Vale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley's name to the or Almost Home Humane Society. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Hippensteel Funeral Home, Inc.
822 North Ninth Street Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-7302
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2014
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