L.J. Richardson


LAKIN — L.J. Richardson, 90, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at his home in Lakin.

LAKIN — L.J. Richardson, 90, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at his home in Lakin.

He was born Nov. 4, 1923, in Onaga, to Lester L. and Louise Kreth Richardson. He graduated in 1941 from Onega High School.

On June 24, 1948, he married Elaine Duvall in Lakin. She died Sept. 23, 2005. He also was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kreth Richardson; a grandson, Derek Richardson; and two brothers, Lyle and Kreth.

After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Mr. Richardson moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., where he was the manager of the Coca Cola Bottling Company. In 1980, he moved to Lakin and worked for 16 years as a volunteer services coordinator for S.R.S., in the Garden City area.

Survivors include two sons, Kirk and Linda Richardson of Lakin, and Ken and Susan Richardson of Xenia, Ohio; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Lakin. Burial will be at Lakin Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 508 N. Main St., Lakin, KS 67860. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net.


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