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    Bonnie Naomi Richardson, the daughter of Emmett Dean and Mae Lucille (Ragan) Mathes was born April 12, 1928 in Harrison County, MO at home west of Eagleville.  She departed this life on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Mount Ayr Health Care Center after a courageous battle with cancer.
    Bonnie attended Pleasant Hill grade school and Eagleville high school and graduated in 1945.  Bonnie was a school teacher in a country school near Eagleville but spent the majority of her life as homemaker and raising her family. 
    She always told that the most memorable experiences of her childhood were of the times she spent with her parents in worship, both at home and at the meeting house.  Her dad always read a few chapters to the family every night.  She was baptized at the age of 14 in 1942 at a pond built by her father on the ‘billy eighty.’  She was dedicated and determined that her children and her grandchildren would grow up with the knowledge and understanding of the gospel of Christ.
    On September 26, 1946, she married Marvin C. Richardson in Troy, KS.  They resided in the Eagleville area all their married life and farmed.  To this union four children were born.  Daughter, Barbara (Gene) Sickels, Mount Ayr, IA; Gale L. (Joyce) Richardson, Eagleville, MO, Ronald L. (Kathy) Richardson, Hatfield, MO and Michael D. (Diane) Richardson, Lamoni, IA.
    Also surviving are a sister, Marilyn (Leo) Cox, Eagleville, MO; brother, Paul (Debra) Mathes, Eagleville, MO, brother-in-law, Cloyd Richardson, Hatfield, MO; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, many relatives and a host of friends.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, on June 9, 2000, her parents; brother, John Mathes; granddaughter, Leah Ann Richardson; son-in-law, Bob Stanley and grandson-in-law, Bill Lundy.
     Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 9, at the Roberson Funeral Home, Eagleville, MO, with burial in Highland Cemetery, Eagleville, MO. The family will receive friends from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland Cemetery in care of Kathy Richardson, 15265 W State Hwy D, Hatfield, MO 64458 or the Eagleville Church of Christ, PO Box 266, Eagleville, MO 64442. Online condolences may be left at

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