Marjorie Delores (Faubion) Richardson died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was 87.
She was born on Feb. 14, 1921, to Leonard and Hazel (Thompson) Faubion. She grew up in Cambridge, where her father barbered. Two other siblings joined the family; Elizabeth (Betty) and Leonard (Bunny). As a very young girl, Marge styled hair for several Cambridge women for the price of ten cents per head. She also learned to sew and became an established seamstress which proved profitable for herself and her family in the years to come.
On March 13, 1938, she married Lee Richardson in Oberlin. To this union were born three children, Terry, Gloria and Lisa. Both Marge and Lee were employed at Boeing in Wichita, Kan., shortly after their marriage. They later moved to Indianola, where he opened Lee's Body Shop. Marge was the bookkeeper, secretary and right hand person at the body shop. She also was employed at various times at McCook Army Air Base, Indianola News, Ray Kurtz Insurance Agency in Indianola and finally Marge worked at the McCook hospital as a nurses assistant.
Marge was active with the Indianola Methodist Church and served as a Brownie Scout leader, Federated Women's Club, U-Go-I-Go Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She took great pride in her flowers, garden and love of neighbors. She was always willing to help with her time and her wonderful homemade meals. She was known for her delicious rolls. She also loved playing golf, and all kinds of music, especially dancing and playing the drums for dance bands. She was fastidious in her appearance and fashion.
Marge was preceded in death by her parents, siblings and husband.
She is survived by her three children, Terry and wife, Lynda of Aberdeen, S.D.; Gloria and husband, Roger Tinkham of McCook and Lisa and husband, Rick Wilcox of McCook; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Additionally, she is survived by her special longtime friend, Al Hallowell and hometown friend and care giver, Peggy Schmidt. We will all miss you and we each love you.
Grandchildren: Lt. Colonel Brad Richardson and wife, Becky, Eric Richardson and wife, Cindy, Debra (Tinkham) and husband, Keith Yates, Gina (Tinkham) and husband Justin Coleman, Alison (Wilcox) and husband, Spc. Chris Marts, Sarah, Jessica and Nathan Wilcox
Great-grandchildren: Taylor, Trevor, Teryn Richardson; Kaitlin, Brianne, Morgan Richardson; Courtney, Bryce, Brady Coleman, Chloe Yates
Memorials may be given in her name.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., at the Indianola United Methodist Church with Pastor David Rowe and Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. Burial will be in the Indianola Cemetery.
Visitation will be today until 8 p.m. Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.