The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 21, 2014

Harvey Earl Richardson Jr.

MILLER, Mo. —     

Harvey Earl Richardson Jr., age 92, of Miller, Mo., passed away at 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mount Vernon, Mo.

He was born June 18, 1921, in Greenfield, Mo., the son of the late Harvey Earl and Verda Ola (Ortloff) Richardson.

Harvey was a 1942 graduate of Dadeville High School and graduated from the Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo., in 1955. He was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and served during World War II. Harvey served 40 years with the Christian Church, serving in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Nebraska.  

On Dec. 21, 1950, he married Ethel E. Overman in Joplin.  

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Ethel; three sons, Harvey Earl Richardson III and his wife, Norma, of Greenbrier, Tenn., James Alexander "Jim" Richardson and his wife, Judy, of Miller, and John Walter Richardson and his wife, Tina, of St. Charles, Mo.; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Brown and her husband, Tim, of Miller; one sister, Betty Vanhooser, of Everton; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home with burial in Dadeville Masonic Cemetery in Dadeville, Mo. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, in the funeral home chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to the Miller Christian Church in care of the funeral home.

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