Rita Mae Richardson

c352040386e8f416Rita Mae Richardson, 85 of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Septembber 11, 2014 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Richardson was born April 21, 1929 in DuBois, a daughteer of the late Fred and Ida (Johnston) Wells.

She is preceded in death by her husband John L. Richardson. Rita was a member of the Canoe Ridge Church of God.

She loved polka and was a member of the Polka Club, bowling, sewing, dancing and her beloved dog “Daisy Mae”.

She is survived by two sons; John L. Richardson, Jr. and friend Sis Mizerock of Punxsutawney, Dennis E. Richardson and friend Marvanna of Colorado, three daughters; Shirley A. Carey and husband William of Anita, Linda L. Jacobson and husband Kenneth of Panic, Julie L. Powell and husband Matt of Punxsutawney, two brothers; Charles Wells and wife Lila of Punxsutawney, Robert Wells and wife Kathy of Creekside, eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband John, she is preceded in death by four brothers; James, Donald, Raymond and William Wells and three sisters; Dorothy Weidow, Mildred Wells and Betty Sharp.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Earl Flick officiating.

Interment is private for family.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Canoe Ridge Church of God or the charity of your choice.

To send online condolences, visit www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.

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