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James A. Richardson

October 4, 1944 — May 10, 2021

James "Jim" A. Richardson, 76, of Marysville, KS, died May 10, 2021 at Lincoln, NE. Visitation will be Friday, May 28, from 1 to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 29 at the Marysville City Cemetery. The service will be shown live on Kinsley Mortuary's Facebook page. Grandson, Seth Dills, will officiate. The pallbearers will be Katie McAnally, Caleb Richardson, Seth Dills, Max McAnally, Kris Hart, Sierra Dills, Anthony Hayward, Allie Hayward and Nate Hayward. Burial will be in the Marysville City Cemetery. Jim was born October 4, 1944 at Marysville to John and Nellie (Cockerill) Richardson. In 1964, he graduated from Marysville High School. He served in the U.S. Marines and did two tours in Vietnam. On June 14, 1969, he married Connie Germer at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Marysville. To this union three children were born, Heather, Tami and J.J. Jim hired out with the Union Pacific Railroad and worked in Communications before becoming a Locomotive Engineer mostly between Marysville and North Platte, NE. At age 60, he retired. He didn’t stay retired long before he began working at Walmart where he worked for 15 more years. Jim and Connie also, were part owners then later full owners of the Fiesta La Grande Restaurant in Marysville from 1989 until it was sold for the overpass project. He enjoyed golfing and playing pool when he was younger, but his grandchildren made him happiest of all. Jim was a member of the Marysville American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Heather Richardson in 2010; two brothers, Irvin Richardson and Clayton Glick; sister, Joan Davis; and a granddaughter, Tiffany Anne Dills. Survivors include his wife, Connie; two daughters, Tami (Rick) DeWitt, Wichita, KS, and J.J. (James) Hayward, Clearwater, KS; two sisters, Charlotte (Dennis) Braddock, Olsburg, KS, and Karen Gilbert, Clay Center, KS; nine grandchildren, Katie McAnally, Caleb Richardson, Seth Dills, Max McAnally, Kris Hart, Sierra Dills, Anthony Hayward, Allie Hayward and Nate Hayward; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established to Kansas Honor Flight, Inc. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. Video link to funeral for Jim Richardson To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James A. Richardson, please visit our flower store.

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