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Phyllis Richardson

April 20, 1931 - December 22, 2017
From: Sac City, IA
Phyllis Richardson

Phyllis Richardson

Born: April 20, 1931
Died: December 22, 2017
Age: 86
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   Phyllis Richardson, age 86, of Sac City, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017, at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City, Iowa. Phyllis was born on April 20, 1931, to William and Clio (Gilley) Piper. She was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist Church in Lake City and graduated from the high school in Lake City in 1949. Phyllis completed her education in nursing in Marshalltown, Iowa.
   On August 30, 1953, Phyllis married the love of her life, Alvin Richardson, at the Lake City Methodist Church. This union was blessed with four children: Joette, Colette, Daniel, and David. They made their home on the Richardson Century Family Farm south of Early. In 1996, Phyllis and Alvin moved to Sac City.
   Phyllis worked as an LPN and pharmacy tech at Loring Hospital in Sac City for about 40 years. During the last ten years of working at Loring Hospital, she also worked part time at Park View Care Center. After retiring from the hospital, she continued to work at Park View Care Center until she retired two weeks before her 75th birthday, after she had received her Employee of the Year award. She was very proud of and enjoyed her nursing profession. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who cherished her family and lived life to the fullest, always welcoming everyone with a warm greeting and smile. She was the best and loudest cheerleader at all her family’s sporting events. Phyllis was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Sac City and enjoyed being a part of the UMC Ladies Circle. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Friendship Club, Retired Nurse’s Club, Hospital Auxiliary, and helped deliver Meals on Wheels until recently. She was also involved with the remodel at the senior center in Sac City. You could not plan anything with Phyllis on Thursdays as that was her day to help call Bingo at Park View Care Center, which she helped with for many years. Phyllis was hardworking, strong-willed, loving, and a great cook. She thoroughly enjoyed cooking big meals for her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
   Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Joette Lein of Sacramento, CA; Colette (John) Sippel of Aurora, IL; Daniel (Sara) Richardson of Lake City; and David (Renee) Richardson of Glidden; her grandchildren: Jason (Holly) Wattier, Jocelyn (John) White, and Brian (Leah) Wattier; Jon Sippel, Michelle (Jose) Hernandez, and Matthew (Megan) Sippel; Danniele (Brock) Anderson, Kelan (Kelsie) Richardson, and Rylan Richardson; Kayla (Jesse) Schwanz and Michael (fiance Julia Collison) Richardson; great-grandchildren: Ella, Sophia, Madison, Thomas, Alexander, Colton, Carter, Nicolette, Olivia, Matthew, Liam, Brockelyn, Treyg, Kinley, and Knox (due in March). Other survivors include her sisters: Clarice Zenor of Lawton, IA/Fountain Hills, AZ, and JoAnn Zeller of Sun City, AZ; as well as many extended family members and friends.
   Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, William and Clio Piper; her husband, Alvin Richardson; and her son-in-law, Ken Lein.

10:30 a.m., Wednesday
December 27, 2017
United Methodist Church
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Missy Brown
5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday
December 26, 2017
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 4:29 PM
“Deepest sympathy to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Cheryl DeMan
Monday, December 25, 2017 at 9:25 PM
“Wanted you to know we are thinking of you and will miss your mother in Sac City. We first knew your parents when you all lived out on the farm and we played cards at your house one evening. We knew you children from Crestland school and some of you were in same class with our children. Your mother was so active and helped people in so many ways. Know you will all miss her too but am sure she is now enjoying heaven and may that be a comfort to each of you.”
- Mary Ellen Hatch
Monday, December 25, 2017 at 9:25 PM
“Enjoyed having coffee with Phyllis when we would see each other in Sac City. We visited about our old days at Lake City High School as she graduated in '49 and Roger and I in '50. Also we sat together cheering at many wrestling meets. She was a neat lady. Marlene and Roger Glasnapp ”
- Roger and Marlene Glasnapp
Monday, December 25, 2017 at 9:25 PM
“Kayla and family, you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
- Jennifer Quest
Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 9:25 AM
“I am deeply saddened to hear Phyllis passed away. I had the pleasure of working with her at Park View for many years. She was a wonderful nurse to work with. My sympathies. ”
- Justin Buschmann
Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 9:25 AM
“My sympathy to all of the family. Phyllis was a wonderful woman, who I am sure will be missed by all. May God give you strength at this difficult time to help you thru this sad time. All of you are in our prayers. Pat and Kim Kelly”
- Kimberly Kelly
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