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Julie Richardson

Friday, March 23, 2012

After too short a life of 57 years, and a long enough battle with cancer, Julie Richardson, of Noel, passed away on March 21st at her log cabin.

Julie's family and friends were with her throughout this journey.

Julie is survived by her husband, Bill, of the home; her son and grandchildren: Seth, Abel and Edyn, of Joplin. Julie's mother, Anna Hensley, of Afton, Okla., also survives, as does her grandmother: Judy Klinefelter, of Grove, Okla. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law: Dean and Twyla Sharp, of Abilene, Texas; and brother: Steve Sharp, of Wichita, Kan. Julie also has five nephews, one niece and two step-grandchildren: Kirstyn and Grant Ramsey, of Neosho. She was preceded in death by her father, J. C. Sharp; her beloved step-father, Harold Hensley; and sister, Linda.

"If kisses could cure" special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Kent and the staff of Freeman Cancer Institute, Leann and the people at Oxford Health, Reggie and Avalon Hospice, Dr. William G. Hawkins, of Washington University, St. Louis, and the wonderful people at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Julie worked at Economic Security Corporation, Lafayette House in Joplin, and Country Care Day Care in Neosho. Julie retired in 1996 as program operations manager for the Private Industry Council in Joplin.

God bless the angels among us. Julie was set to go because her "sister of the heart" Jeanne Parks, Deena and the five Beckhams made her life full, lively and filled with hope and promise.

Julie knew the difference between right and wrong and acted with grace and respect to those she met. Anyone that knew her will miss her.

Her talents and insight let her accomplish many things in her life from cooking to crafts, gardening to fishing. But her love of children let her be everyone's mom and all babies were her grandkids. It's just as well, love was all she ever wanted, it was all she had.

So what is the purpose of this story? What information pertains? The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains.

A memorial visitation will be held at Clark Chapel of Memories in Neosho, on Tuesday, March 27, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.

Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.


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