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Mary Richardson, 82, a longtime resident of Grove passed away at

her home on Thursday, August 11, 2011. She was born on July

23, 1929 in Wyandotte, Oklahoma to Fred and Rose (Smith)

Howerton.

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Mary married Sherman Richardson on October 5, 1957. Mary and

Sherman owned the Village Kitchen in Grove for 18 years. She loved

flowers, gardening and cooking and watching tennis. Mary was a very

caring and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt. She

lived for her family who always came first. Mary was a member

of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe.

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Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Rose

Howerton; two brothers, DeWayne and

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Charles Howerton; and a sister, Edna Marie Shaffer.

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Survivors include her husband Sherman Richardson; her children

Charles “Beaver” Howerton and his wife Jan of Grove, Ed

Richardson of Fairland, Oklahoma, Lori Ann Richardson of Grove;

grandchildren C. Troy Howerton of Oceanside, California, Richie

Duncan of Moore, Oklahoma and Angie Howerton of Grove; along with

several great and greatgreat-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; a

brother Fred Howerton of Auburn, Washington; and a sister

Shirley Youngberg of Springfield, Missouri.

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Visitation will be on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at

the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove from 4 p.m. until 6

p.m. Funeral services will be on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 10 a.m.

at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove with Reverend Gary

Butler will be officiating. Interment will follow in the

Olympus Cemetery in Grove. Casketbearers will be C. Troy Howerton,

Richie Duncan, Chase Duncan, Guy

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Duncan, Troy Howerton and Rick Pritchard.

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The family has asked that memorial contributions in Mary’s memory

be made to Freeman Cancer Institute,

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3415 McIntosh Circle, Joplin, MO 64804. 

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Friends and family may leave online condolences by viewing Mary’s

obituary at www.honoringmemories.com.