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Joe E Richardson

October 3, 1947 ~ September 12, 2018 (age 70)

Joe E. Richardson, age 70 of Urbana, OH passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in his residence.  Joe was born on October 3, 1947 in St. Paris, OH, a son of the late Leo W. and Arvena (Ross) Richardson, Sr. He married Mary C. Reinheimer on May 23, 1991 and she survives in Urbana.  Joe is survived by three children:  Shelly Owen of Columbus, OH, Tina Thompson of Florence, SC, and Joe (Mandy) Richardson of West Chester, OH; two stepchildren; Rhonda (Scott) Arnold of Minster, OH, Michelle (Chris) Jones of Murfreesboro, TN and thirteen grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by brothers Leo and Raymond Richardson, Wilbur Smith, and a sister Dorothy Preston. Joe retired from Navistar in 2000 after 31 years of employment. He was a member of the UAW Local 402, a lifetime member of Moose Lodge #1215 of Urbana and Moose Legion, Sons of the American Legion, The Elks Lodge, The Eagles Aerie of New Carlisle, and a 50-year member of the Knights of Pythias #344, St. Paris. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Allison of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton for her care. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Moose Lodge #1215, 632 Mosgrove, Urbana, Ohio 43078.  Moose services will be held at 1:30 with a time of sharing memories to follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Moose Charities, C/O Mooseheart, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539-1100. Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, St. Paris, Ohio is serving the family.  Condolences may be sent to

Donations may be made to:

Moose Charities C/O Mooseheart
155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart IL 60539-1100

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