I am sure my grandmother is very pleased with the dignity and care given for her final goodbye. The celebration was uplifting and flawless and my family and I will be forever grateful.
March 31, 1928 — November 16, 2017
Edmond Elwood Richardson, 89, of Mt. Washington, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, November 16, 2017 at Signature Nursing and Rehabilitation in Taylorsville. Edmond retired from the Kentucky State Highway Department after 33 years of service. He also served in the Air Force in Japan during the Korean Conflict, was a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Edmond, born on Ashe's Creek in Nelson County, was the son of Ruel and Myrtle Terrell Richardson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Wanda Thomas Richardson; a daughter, Michelle Leigh Richardson; two brothers, Kenneth and Clinton Richardson; and two sisters, Helen Morris and Ethel Richardson. Elwood was a devoted father to three children, Jacqueline Beardall (Russell) of Overland Park, Kansas, Marke Wesley Richardson (Tammy) of Shepherdsville, and Mickey Richardson of South Shore, KY; loving grandfather to Elisabeth Nemchek (Chris), Nikolas Beardall (Lauren), Susahnah Beardall and Caroline Beardall of Overland Park, Kansas, Evan Beardall (Taylor) of Omaha, Nebraska, Catharine Hudman (Justin) of Columbus, Indiana, Ella Mae Porter of South Shore, KY, and Anna Grace Porter of Elizabethtown, KY; two great-grandsons, Todd and Cooper Hudman. He is also survived by two sisters, Thelma Hood of Lawrenceburg, Nancy Lewis of Louisville; and a sister-in-law, Lorine Richardson of Bardstown. The family would like to thank those who assisted dad and the family from Hosparus: Stephanie, Robin and Melissa from the Louisville Branch; Dana from the Spencer County branch; and also Heather, Bella, and Leeann from Spencer Signature Nursing and Rehab for their excellent service, compassion and care during this time. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home with burial to follow in Highview Cemetery. Friends may visit from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Memorial gifts are suggested to Hosparus.