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Rock Falls - Virginia "Ruth" Richardson, age 82, of Rock Falls died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at her home.

Ruth was born May 7, 1929 in Beckley, WV, the daughter of Thomas "Madison" and Eva (Crawford) Hicks. She attended elementary and high school in Beckley before relocating to Rock Falls in 1953. She was a member of the Como Baptist Church in Como. Ruth worked as a press operator at Lawrence Brother's manufacturing in Sterling for 37 years. She married Fayette Lee Richardson on July 18, 1946 in Crab Orchard, WV. Ruth was an extremely kind and loving person who never met a stranger. She enjoyed doing nice things for others. WSDR radio named her the "Birthday Editor" for she provided friend's birthdays to be read on the air for recognition. Her hobbies included crocheting, canning and making candies of all sorts, made not for her, but, to give away to others. Ruth also taught adult Sunday School and Bible Study while being a member of the church. Ruth was first born, of nine children.

She is survived by her husband; Fayette of Rock Falls, one son; Darrell (Judee) Richardson of Crestwood, KY, one daughter; Debbie (Duane) Myers of Rock Falls, one daughter-in-law; Sue Richardson of Machesney Park, three sisters; Barbara Clapp of Rock Falls, Irene Richardson of DeKalb, and Deloma Lane of Ohio, three brothers; David (Kay) Hicks of Rock Falls, John (Sandy) Hicks of Rock Falls, and James (Carolyn) Hicks of Rock Falls, six grandchildren; David (DiAnne) Richardson, Jim Richardson, Drew Richardson, Richard Walsh, Darren (Lisa)Dexter, and Michael Dexter, and nine great grandchildren; Donnie and Danny Richardson, Tory , Stephen, and Kaitlyn Dexter, Shawn and Serrena Dexter, Brennan and Kylie Walsh.

She was preceded in death by one son; Donnie, one brother Thomas, and one sister Alice.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 11AM-1PM at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The Funeral will follow at 1 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Como Baptist Church or Hospice of the Rock River Valley.