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The Tampico Tornado, December 1, 1966

The Tampico Tornado, December 1, 1966


Mrs. Velma Richardson, Sterling, a native of Tampico, passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon shortly after being admitted to Home Hospital. Services were held this Wednesday afternoon in the Melvin funeral home with Rev. Lloyd O. Coleman, pastor of the First Methodist church officiating. Burial was in Tampico Memorial cemetery.

Velma was born in Tampico township, March 29, 19095, daughter of William W. and Cora Griffin Hunter.

She attended Tampico grade school and was a graduate of Tampico high school.

Her husband, Dean E. Richardson, passed away Aug. 1, 1941.

Since his death she had owned and operated the coffee shop in the Miami Hotel, Sterling, for 10 years, Colonial Grill for 12 years, had cooked at Colonial Acres Rest Home and for the past five years was employed by Wetzel's Food Mart.

She was a member of the First Methodist church, Sterling.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Cora Hunter, Sterling, one sister, Mrs. Harry (Esther) Whitver, Burlington, Ia.; a brother, Donald L. Hunter, Toledo, Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews. One daughter, her father and two brothers preceded her in death.

A memorial was established to the Heart Fund.

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