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Imo Richardson – Metz Mortuary

    Imo Richardson
    Imo Richardson, age 100, formerly of Benedict, NE died Monday June 13, 2022 in Elkhorn, NE. She was born on March 30, 1922 to Gilbert and Delia (McAdams) Hultquist at Blessing, Texas. She was married to George Richardson, Jr. at her home in El Campo, Texas on in 1950. They lived on the farm near Benedict where George was born.

    She received a B.S. degree in English and Library Science from Sam Houston State in 1946. She taught at Vidor, Texas high school from 1942 to 1945 and was librarian at Carr Junior High School in Orange Texas from 1945 to 1950. She attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in the summers of 1947 through 1950 and earned a M.S. Degree in Library Science in 1950. She was librarian at Bradshaw High School from 1967 to 1969. She was librarian for half days at Benedict High School from 1969 to 1979, retiring in May 1979 so she could travel with George in the wintertime. They travelled to many different countries on all continents except Antarctica.

    She was a member of: Pitch and Chatter Club, Lazy Susan Extension Club, Zion Lutheran Church, W.E.L.C.A., VFW Auxiliary in York, Friendship Club in York.

    Imo is preceded in death by her parents, husband George, sisters Ione and Lavern and brother Glen, son George Lynn, granddaughter Elizabeth and grandson George Manning. She is survived by sons Lee (Deborah) and Joel, granddaughter Etta and grandsons Bob, Lucas and Scott and great grandson Henry and great granddaughter Syndi.

    A graveside service will be held at 9:00 am. Friday, June 24 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Benedict. A memorial service will then be held at 10:00 am at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in York with the Reverend Rob Garton officiating. Cremation. No visitation. Memorials may be directed to her family for later designations. 

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