Irene Richardson, 84, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 4:15 A.M. July 5, 2019 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor. She was born November 19, 1934 in Franklin County, Illinois to the late Ralph and Thelma (Hale) Crider. Irene married Norman Richardson on November 24, 1951 in Dix, Illinois. They were blessed with nearly sixty-three years of marriage before he preceded her in death on June 11, 2014.
Irene is survived by her son, Norman Dennis Richardson and wife, Paula of Whitesburg, Georgia; daughter, Debra Glover and husband, Tommy of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandchildren, Michelle Glover of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Scott Glover and wife, Cathy of Hermon, Maine, Jennifer Rigsby and husband, Russell of Whitesburg, Georgia, and Michael Richardson and wife, Jennifer of Whitesburg, Georgia; great-grandchildren, Cody Watson, Mason Richardson, and Logan Rigsby all of Whitesburg, Georgia; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Boo Boo.
In addition to her parents and husband, Irene was preceded in death by her sisters, Jean Gregory, Velma Story, and Ailene Arnold; and brother; Charles LeRoy Crider.
Irene worked several years in the housekeeping at the Southern Illinois Clinic. She was a member of East Side Baptist Church. Irene loved her family and they were the most important thing to her.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home with Reverend Richard Lance officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.