Inman - Frances McGowan Richardson, 91, a resident of RoseCrest Retirement Community died Sunday, August 1, 2021.
Born August 27, 1929, the daughter of the late William Baker and Reba McGowan of Greenville, SC, she graduated from Furman University with BA and MA degrees. She was an educator in public schools for forty-two years. In her high school roles of Counseling and Guidance and a teacher of English, British history and literature, she had an insatiable desire and passion to guide and teach in ways that would enhance their lives and make them better citizens of the world. Together they traveled extensively in Western Europe and studied in England, Scotland, Switzerland and France. Her travels were highlighted by the preparation for the four times she took student delegations from Augusta County Schools in Virginia to The American School in The Hague in the Netherlands for its International Model United Nations Security Council to debate current UN issues with their peers from Britain, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Miller "Cotton" Richardson, and her sister, Mattie Moore McGowan Fulton. She is survived by Cantey (Cathy) Richardson and Sarah Richardson Arnold of Spartanburg; and her extended family, Cynthia and Fisher Walter of Edisto Island, SC; six grandchildren, Wilson Richardson, Robert Richardson (Claire), Meredith Richardson Matsumoto (Evan), Sarah Caroline Arnold, James Richard "Tripp" Arnold III, and Eleanor Walter; great grandchild, Rose Cantey Richardson; two nieces; and one nephew.
A Celebration of Life and the Holy Eucharist will be held at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Spartanburg, SC on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 2:00pm. The family will receive friends after the service at the home of Apple and Cathy Richardson.
Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, EYC (Episcopal Youth Community), 101 St. Matthews Lane, Spartanburg, SC 29301.
Online condolences may be registered at www.eggersfuneralhome.com
Published by Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Aug. 3 to Aug. 10, 2021.