In memory of

Rosemary Richardson

October 15, 1926 - May 17, 2018
From: Sac City, IA
Rosemary Richardson

Rosemary Richardson

Born: October 15, 1926
Died: May 17, 2018
Age: 91
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   Rosemary Richardson, age 91, of Sac City, IA, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at her home in Sac City surrounded by her family.  Rosemary was born at home in Sac City on October 15, 1926, to Charles and Leone (Stedman) Farber.  She graduated from Lake City High School and received a liberal arts degree at Stevens College in Columbia, MO.

   On August 20, 1948, Rosemary was united in marriage to Neil Richardson at the First United Methodist Church in Sac City. This union was blessed with two children, Mary and Frank.  Neil and Rosemary lived in the Sac City area all of their lives.

   Rosemary was a wonderful and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She provided a comfortable and loving home for her family.  She enjoyed attending her children’s activities, and especially looked forward to visits from the grandchildren. Reading, playing games,  and working on puzzles were three of her favorite hobbies. Rosemary expressed herself using her artistic abilities when she created paintings. She loved music and loved to dance.  She was an accomplished pianist who played both the piano and organ at the United Methodist Church as well as for Farber and Otteman Funeral Home. As a member of the United Methodist Church, she was active in many ministries including United Methodist Women, Women’s Circle, and the Knitting Ministry.

   Rosemary’s commitment to the community was shown in many ways by volunteering her time by serving on the Sac Community School Board, the Sac City Library Board, as a Hospice respite volunteer, and as a hospital volunteer. She was involved in many social activities such as the Red Hat Chicks, numerous book clubs, the Fort Nightly Club, and the Sewing Club, as well as being a bridge player at the Sac Country Club.

   Rosemary loved her family, her church, her community, her neighbors and all of her friends. She especially loved looking stylish and shopping for clothes, she was always so well put together. Even at the age of 91, she did not want to dress like an “old woman.”  Rosemary will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

   Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents, brother Paul, and husband Neil Richardson.

   Survivors include her children: Mary Martha (Pat) Lyman of Cedar Falls, IA, and Frank Charles (Katherine) Richardson Lake View/Louisville, CO; grandchildren: Katy Lyman, Susan (Chris) Montague, Karen Richardson, and Sydney Richardson; and her grand-dog Cody.

   The family requests that in LIEU OF FLOWERS, memorials go to the United Methodist Church in Sac City, IA, in Rosemary’s memory.

11:00 a.m., Thursday
May 31, 2018
United Methodist Church
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Missy Brown
9:30 a.m., Thursday
May 31, 2018
United Methodist Church
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:52 AM
“So very sorry to hear about Rosemary. She was such a wonderful woman. I have many fond memories of her. Kay Suhumskie Claus”
- Kay S Claus
Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:52 AM
“Having known Frank since Kindergarten, I was fortunate to get to know his wonderful parents Neil and Rosemary over the years. Rosemary was kind and loving, always. In recent years when we went home to the Presley Reunion in July we had the pleasure of seeing Rosemary on a few occasions at The Villager having breakfast - as always, she was so happy to see me and we always talked about Frank a little too! My deepest sympathy to Frank and family.”
- Steve Arends
Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10:54 AM
“I always enjoyed taking care of both of your parents at Loring Hospital. They were both so kind.”
- Tracy Foote
Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10:26 AM
“Your Mother’s obituary describes a wonderful lady! We miss our precious ones but time does heal..the wonderful memories will be enjoyed after the saddeness has passed.
- Nell Wilson
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:21 AM
“We were lucky enough to meet Rosemaryin Colorado after my son and her granddaughter got engaged. She was funny, engaging, kind and delightful. Our sympathies to her friends and family at the loss of this wonderful lady. ”
- Julie and Dan Moore
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:14 PM
“Rosemary was a wonderful Queen Mother of my Red Hat Chicks! She had a delightful sense of humor and was fun to be with. She will be missed by many!!!”
- Lois Manuel Long
Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:31 AM
“Rosemary may u Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” schnirring
Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:31 AM
“Mary and family, everyone always spoke of Rosemary with the highest regard. We are sorry for your loss.”
- Susan and Jim Jarnagin
Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:31 AM
“Frank -- your mother was a first class role model all the way. She was one of my mother's favorite people from church circle. You will think of her every day -- she will still influence you in positive ways even though she is gone.”
- Lance Wilhelm
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:28 AM
“My deepest sympathy and empathy to all of you. I adored Rosemary. It was a total honor and privilege to be her Pastor. Would have loved to have 10 members just like her. She was one in a million. I did some research about Pelicans. And just want dot share some of it. Symbolic Pelican Meanings: Magic, Focus, Wisdom, Safety, Humility, Charity, Nurturing, Direction, Teamwork, Resources, Generosity, mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together,
Friendliness, Self-Sacrifice, Responsibilities, Nobility, Discernment, Buoyancy in life, unselfish. If the Pelican is your Spirit Animal, you are a confident and calm individual. You are also very good at controlling movements such as dance and certain types of sports. You, easily balance thought and emotions and understand the proper use of abundance. You enjoy shared journeys and find safety in numbers. Grace and Peace. ”
- Missy Brown
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