Ruth  Richardson


Ruth Richardson, 76, of Danville, passed away on Sept. 9, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
She was born on Dec. 30, 1942, in Danville, the daughter of Joseph Calvin Edward and Vella Pearl (Roy) Smith. She married Bill Richardson Sr. on Sept. 14, 1959, in Danville. He survives.
Ruth will be deeply missed by her husband, Bill; children, Billy (Brenda) Richardson Jr. of Danville, Steve (Teresa) Richardson of Danville, Scott Alan Richardson of Danville, Teresa Marie (Jose) Santos of Madison, Ala., and Tina Louise (Eric) Bowers of Eugene, Ind. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and two half-sisters, Delia and Susan Hutchins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John Smith.
Ruth worked as a cook for a few restaurants and also waitressing. She loved crocheting, bird watching, and spending time with friends and family. Ruth was an avid gardener, planting many flowers, especially orchids.
A private family celebration of life for Ruth will be held at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61834. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in her name to the American Heart Association. Please join Ruth's family in sharing photos and memories on her tribute wall at
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Published on September 11, 2019
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Terry Moore
Sep 18, 2019
Ruth and I knew each other 40 years.
I helped take care of her son now and then. She always trested me with great respect. Under her unusual demeanor was a heart of gold. Rest in Peace my friend!
Carol (susie0
Sep 13, 2019
So sorry to hear about Ruth's passing