Adelia E. Richardson

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Adelia E. Richardson

Leavenworth - Adelia ( Dee) E. Richardson, 71, Leavenworth, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021 after a gallant battle with cancer and Frontotemporal Dementia. She was born Jan. 12, 1950, in Ocilla, Ga., the daughter of James W. Evans and LaVerne (Cole) Evans. Dee graduated from Perry High School, Perry, Ga., and on Sept. 4, 1968 she married the love of her life, Robert (Bobby) L. Richardson, Jr., Warner Robins, Ga.

Dee was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Joel W. Evans. She is survived by her husband Bobby, of 53 years; two children, Michelle L. Cheshier and her husband, Rick, San Antonio, TX, and Dawn R. Clausius and her husband Kyle, Olathe, KS; two grandchildren Chase and Ella Clausius, Olathe, KS; Sister Sylvia E. Gibbs and her husband Charlie, Warner Robins, GA. and many numerous beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Following marriage to Bobby, Dee went to work at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, GA., as a clerk-typist and Bobby entered the Army. Thus, beginning their joint careers and dedication to their Country.

As Bobby moved from assignment to assignment, Dee continued her Civil Service Career. Some of her assignments included Assistant Director of the Fort Knox, Ky., Rod and Gun Club; Administrative Officer Combat Developments, Fort Sill Artillery School; Adjutant of the Combat Equipment Group Europe (CEGE) Manheim, Germany; Administrative Officer Media Support Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. As the Administration Office of the media Support Center, she was responsible for the personal actions of over 100 personnel. Dee ended her 35 year career as the Commander's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Records Manager, Combined Arms Command, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. As the FOIA Manager, Dee's expertise was known and Respected Army wide. On many occasions, the Army Leadership sought Dee's review on critical policy decisions.

Dee received numerous awards during her distinguished career including Superior Civilian Service Awards and Employee of the Year Awards at two different Installations. She was extremely proud of the fact that she received an annual cash award in every job she held in her 35 year career. While pursuing her own career, Dee was a dedicated military wife, committed to the military community as a Girl Scout Leader, PTA Board Member, Thrift Shop Volunteer, and a member of numerous community advisory boards. Her efforts were fully recognized by the Field Artillery Community, and she was awarded the distinguished Patron Saint of the Field Artillery Molly Pitcher Award. She cherished this award above all she received in her life.

Dee grew up on a farm in Kathleen, Ga., helping her Father with all aspects of farming. As A Future Farmer of America (FFA) member, she drove the tractor, cared for the hogs and horses, as well as the various other farm animals. She carried the farming experience with her everywhere she went with her love for flowers and gardening. She truly had a green thumb. As a homemaker she was a master. Everyone who ate at her table said she was a wonderful cook. She also enjoyed decorating and was known as the Decorating Queen. Every holiday was a new decorating theme for her home.

Dee was a caring passionate person that was always helping both strangers as well as her friends. She was selfless: always put others first, lead by example; with integrity. These were her foremost priorities in all aspects of her life. She is remembered as a loyal and trusted friend, who made a lasting impression in her friends lives in so many ways. She truly inspired others to do and be better. She touched many lives, both professionally and personally and will be truly missed.

Visitation for Dee will be held Saturday , November 6th, 2021, from 3 to 6 pm at the Belden Larkin Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 2 pm on Sunday, November 7, 2021, with Rev. Dr. Dave York officiating.

Per Dee's desire, she will be transported to the Watson-Hunt Funeral Home in Perry, Ga. A visitation will be held on November 10, 2021 from 10 am to 12 pm for her lifelong friends and family. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Adel, Ga . at 3 pm.

Arrangements are in care of the Belden Larkin Funeral Home in Leavenworth, KS; Watson-Hunt Funeral Home in Perry, GA; and the Boone Funeral Home, Adel, Ga.

Posted online on November 04, 2021

Published in Leavenworth Times

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Adelia E. Richardson

Watson-Hunt Funeral Home

Adelia E. Richardson

Leavenworth - Adelia ( Dee) E. Richardson, 71, Leavenworth, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021 after a gallant battle with cancer and Frontotemporal Dementia. She was born Jan. 12, 1950, in Ocilla, Ga., the daughter of James W. Evans and LaVerne (Cole) Evans. Dee graduated from Perry High School, Perry, Ga., and on Sept. 4, 1968 she married the love of her life, Robert (Bobby) L. Richardson, Jr., Warner Robins, Ga.

Dee was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Joel W. Evans. She is survived by her husband Bobby, of 53 years; two children, Michelle L. Cheshier and her husband, Rick, San Antonio, TX, and Dawn R. Clausius and her husband Kyle, Olathe, KS; two grandchildren Chase and Ella Clausius, Olathe, KS; Sister Sylvia E. Gibbs and her husband Charlie, Warner Robins, GA. and many numerous beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Following marriage to Bobby, Dee went to work at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, GA., as a clerk-typist and Bobby entered the Army. Thus, beginning their joint careers and dedication to their Country.

As Bobby moved from assignment to assignment, Dee continued her Civil Service Career. Some of her assignments included Assistant Director of the Fort Knox, Ky., Rod and Gun Club; Administrative Officer Combat Developments, Fort Sill Artillery School; Adjutant of the Combat Equipment Group Europe (CEGE) Manheim, Germany; Administrative Officer Media Support Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. As the Administration Office of the media Support Center, she was responsible for the personal actions of over 100 personnel. Dee ended her 35 year career as the Commander's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Records Manager, Combined Arms Command, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. As the FOIA Manager, Dee's expertise was known and Respected Army wide. On many occasions, the Army Leadership sought Dee's review on critical policy decisions.

Dee received numerous awards during her distinguished career including Superior Civilian Service Awards and Employee of the Year Awards at two different Installations. She was extremely proud of the fact that she received an annual cash award in every job she held in her 35 year career. While pursuing her own career, Dee was a dedicated military wife, committed to the military community as a Girl Scout Leader, PTA Board Member, Thrift Shop Volunteer, and a member of numerous community advisory boards. Her efforts were fully recognized by the Field Artillery Community, and she was awarded the distinguished Patron Saint of the Field Artillery Molly Pitcher Award. She cherished this award above all she received in her life.

Dee grew up on a farm in Kathleen, Ga., helping her Father with all aspects of farming. As A Future Farmer of America (FFA) member, she drove the tractor, cared for the hogs and horses, as well as the various other farm animals. She carried the farming experience with her everywhere she went with her love for flowers and gardening. She truly had a green thumb. As a homemaker she was a master. Everyone who ate at her table said she was a wonderful cook. She also enjoyed decorating and was known as the Decorating Queen. Every holiday was a new decorating theme for her home.

Dee was a caring passionate person that was always helping both strangers as well as her friends. She was selfless: always put others first, lead by example; with integrity. These were her foremost priorities in all aspects of her life. She is remembered as a loyal and trusted friend, who made a lasting impression in her friends lives in so many ways. She truly inspired others to do and be better. She touched many lives, both professionally and personally and will be truly missed.

Visitation for Dee will be held Saturday , November 6th, 2021, from 3 to 6 pm at the Belden Larkin Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 2 pm on Sunday, November 7, 2021, with Rev. Dr. Dave York officiating.

Per Dee's desire, she will be transported to the Watson-Hunt Funeral Home in Perry, Ga. A visitation will be held on November 10, 2021 from 10 am to 12 pm for her lifelong friends and family. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Adel, Ga . at 3 pm.

Arrangements are in care of the Belden Larkin Funeral Home in Leavenworth, KS; Watson-Hunt Funeral Home in Perry, GA; and the Boone Funeral Home, Adel, Ga.

Posted online on November 04, 2021

Published in Leavenworth Times