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1924 – 2007


Charles E. Richardson, age 82 of Elwood died May 26, 2007 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born on October 16, 1924 in Elwood, Indiana. He worked at Delco-Remy plant 7 in Anderson where he was a stock chaser before retiring in 1986. He enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 18 and spent 3 years on a medical ship at sea. He was an avid golfer and was a member of a bowling league in the 1970’s. Chuck and Lois, Chucks sister Shirley Humphrey and friend Steve Whiteknack won the city championship in a mixed league as the “Rolling Stones”.

Suriviors include: Daughter – Cathy and husband Jerry Morton of Anderson; Son and caregiver – Bruce F. Richardson and friend, caregiver and 2nd son – Robert G. Mountcastle both of Elwood; 2 Brothers – Robert and wife Sue Richardson of Elwood and Tom and wife Carolyn Richardson of Anderson; Sister – Shirley Humphrey of Summitville; 3 Grandchildren – Brooke and husband Jason Blanchard of Cocoa, FL, Zachary Morton of Anderson and McKenzie Morton of Anderson; Great-Grandson – Jasten Blanchard of Cocoa, FL; Several Nieces and Nephew; 2 Special canine companions – Molly Ann and Maggie May; Special thanks to Chuck’s nurses – Erica Powell of Elwood, Julie Miller of Frankton and Beth Glotzbach of Elwood. He was preceded in death by his parents – Ernest and Garnet (Hobbs) Richardson; Wife whom he married February 15, 1952 and who died August 8, 2003, they shared 51 years of marriage – Lois Ann (Stack) Richardson; Sister – Rosemary Bateman; 3 Brothers – James Richardson, Fred Richardson and Mel Richardson.

Memorial Services will be conducted at 6:00 PM Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood with Rev. Roger Gardner of the East Main Street Christian Church in Elwood officiating. Graveside Service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday, June 1, 2007 at Sunset Memorial Park in Elwood, where burial of ashes will take place. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 PM Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home. Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by the Elwood V.F.W. Post 5782 at the cemetery following the graveside service.

Uncle Chuck was the brother of my paternal grandmother, Rosemary Richardson Jolliff-Bateman, who passed away this Januay.

One of my earliest memories of Uncle Chuck was of him riding me around on his motor cycle in our back yard when I was about 3 years old.

He and Aunt Lois were such a neat couple, full of love and laughter. Their daughter, Cathy, along with our cousin, Sherry, was one of my baby sitters.

Neat memories!