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Mary V. (Richardson) Whyde, age 78, of Kingman, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at the Waters of Covington after a short battle with brain cancer. She was born in Fountain County on April 14, 1938 to the late Lewis and Lois (Mettee) Richardson. On Nov. 6, 1959, she married the love of her life of 57 years, Ethan Whyde, who survives.
Mary graduated from Kingman High School in 1956. She was a housewife and worked at the former Woodrow Funeral Home for over 20 years. She attended Kingman Methodist Church and Prairie Creek Baptist Church. She was a member of the Wednesday Morning Quilters, Royal Neighbors of America, and the Friends of the Library. She enjoyed quilting and baking, and many people enjoyed the cookies she baked.
She is survived by her husband, Ethan, of Kingman; two brothers, Bob Richardson of Covington and Raymond (Glenda) Richardson of Kingman; two sisters, Janet Ping of Attica and Becky Brook of Crawfordsville; and special friends, Harold and Robin Dowell of Crawfordsville.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Betty Hensley.
Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1-3 p.m. with the service at 3 p.m. at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S First Street, in Kingman with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Covington.
Memorial donations may be given to Prairie Creek Baptist Church. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.
Published on December 8, 2016
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