Obituary for Mrs. Barbara J. Richardson

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Mrs. Barbara J. Richardson

May 22, 1931 - March 30, 2019

Barbara J. (Demaree) Richardson, age 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Homeview Health & Rehabilitation Center in Franklin. She was a resident of Morgantown.

Barbara was born May 22, 1931 in Franklin to her parents, the late, Orville and Catherine (Johnson) Demaree. She was a 1949 graduate of Franklin High School and went on to earn a diploma in Nursing from Methodist Hospital Nursing School.

Barbara retired in 1993 as a Supervisor for the Nursing Department of the Johnson County Health Department after 22 years of service. Prior to that, she worked as a Registered Nurse at Johnson Memorial Hospital and for Dr. Bill Province.

Barbara married Raymond M. Richardson on January 16, 1951 in Aberdeen, MD. He preceded her in death on July 4, 2015 after 64 loving years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by grandchildren, Michelle Richardson, Niki Rasmussen and Jason Richardson.

She is survived by her children, Julie K. (Daniel) Rasmussen of Indianapolis, Mike (Ann) Richardson of Morgantown and Rob (Jennifer) Richardson of Brown County; grandchildren, Kari (Chad) Smith of Freetown, Holly (Jonathan) Sanders of Brown County, Hans Tyler (Sarah) Rasmussen of Colorado, Austin Rasmussen of Indianapolis, Sara (James) Rasmussen of Franklin and Ezra Scully of Brown County; and seven great grandchildren.

Barbara enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, quilting and reading. She was a fan of TV Land television station and will be remembered for her excellent cooking. Barbara enjoyed traveling to San Francisco and Bermuda with her husband. She cherished her time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

The Rev. Stan Icenogle will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Bluff Creek Cemetery in Bargersville.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Barbara to the Overdose Lifeline, 1100 W 42nd St #345, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Richardson family at Information: (812) 597-4670



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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

Bluff Creek Cemetery


Bargersville, Indiana

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Born: May 22, 1931
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Condolences for Mrs. Barbara J. Richardson

Timothy Rasmussen posted on 4/1/19

Julie and Dan we were so sorry to hear of Julie's mom passing. Will be holding you all in prayer. God Bless. Tim and Serena Rasmussen


Pam Mitchell posted on 4/1/19

Barbara was a wonderful person who loved her family and her lord and Savior. She was a wonderful wife and mother to her children. She loved all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved life, especially her flowers. She was a beautiful person. I will miss her. She was a special person.