Al Richardson 1930-2019

Al Richardson 1930-2019

Albert “Al” W. Richardson, 88, Holton, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Holton Community Hospital.

He was born Sept. 9, 1930 at Oakley, the son of Alvin and Alice Bogart Richardson. He graduated from Oakley High School in 1948.

Mr. Richardson worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Topeka, retiring in September 1992.

He was a member of Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton.

He married Dorothy Doherty on Sept. 24, 1950 at Colby. She preceded him in death on June 15, 2000.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and was the last of their surviving children.

Survivors include a son, Steven Richardson (Mary), Holton; three daughters, Karen McDonald (Chris), Frankfort, Linda Richardson, Glendale, Ariz., and Marvene DeVader (Henry), Hoyt; his girlfriend, Mary May, Holton; nine grandchildren, Shawn, Denise, Charles, Clifton, Jessica, Jenny, Jandy, Kayle and Mason, 26 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

A visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at the Evangel United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Inurnment will be held later in Holton Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Jackson County Senior Citizens Center, and may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be made at


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109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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