Mary Frances Richardson

January 13, 1926 - May 12, 2020

Mary Frances McKim Richardson, 94, of Kountze, Texas, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She was born on January 13, 1926, to James Arthur McKim, Sr. and Minnie Vickers McKim. 

She married Robert Ray Richardson, Sr. on October 16, 1943. They were married for sixty-seven years, and he preceded her in death on March 28, 2011. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Kountze where she served in many capacities. She was one of the founding members of the Christian Loving Care Center of Kountze, Texas in 1987 and served as executive director for 30 years. In 1993 the American Institute for Public Service selected her to receive the Jeffersonian Award for her dedicated volunteer work in the community. She was also awarded Citizen of the Year from the City of Kountze in 2012. Community Service was her heartbeat.

Mary Frances graduated from Lamar State College of Technology in 1957 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and taught in Kountze Public Schools for over thirty years. 

She is survived by her sons, Robert R “Bobby” Richardson, Jr. and his wife, Yvonne, of Lumberton and Joel McKim Richardson, Sr. of Kountze; nine grandchildren; Joel McKim Richardson, Jr. and his wife, Sheryl; Tracy Haygood and her husband, Jordan; Brandon Richardson and his wife, Kristen; and Candace House and her husband, Levi Bouillon; Kim Warren and her husband, Bryan; Aimee Loker and her husband, Drew; Trace Bell and his wife, Anita; Derek Bell and his wife, April; and Piper Ayers and her husband, Chad; and thirty great-grandchildren.

A gathering of Mrs. Richardson’s family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m., until 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2020, at First United Methodist Church, 1015 Pine Street, Kountze, under the direction of Broussard’s Silsbee, followed by a graveside service at 2:00 p.m., at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze. Social distancing will be observed during the viewing.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Christian Loving Care Center of Kountze, P.O. Box 1328, Kountze, Texas 77625.

 

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Mary Fears

Such a fine and wonderfully giving lady. Mary Frances never met a stranger and had such a warm and caring personality. As an elementary teacher, we could count on her and the Christian Loving Care Ladies to help with needed supplies for students. My greatest honor was to share her as Citizen of the Year and I was teacher of the year. Mary Francis is going to be greatly missed by so many. God bless her family. Mary Fears and .family.

Steve & Linda Broeder

What memories we had at the river house. We are sorry for your loss Bobby and Joel. I assume we will not be able to share stories at Broussards. Pyaywrs are with you.

Sonny Bivens

So sorry for your lose we sure loved your Mother & Father deeply Sonny & Sandra

Jimmy McKim

Mary Frances was a wonderful aunt and truly a role model and inspiration to the family and our community.

She was a kind happy person. We need more like her. RIP,

She was a kind and good person. RIP.

Susan Clay Cole

My typing teacher way back in High School in the '60's....sweet, patient....all thru the years always asking about the family....recently loved to talk about the Kirby Hill House and her adventures there thru the years.....will so miss her unending knowledge about KHH and Kountze as well.....love and prayers Bobby and Joel and all family.....

Paula Edmonds

I don't know how to put into words how Mary Frances changed my life. She didn't know that when I wondered how I should act...I thought what would she do? She is the best example of how a lady, a Christian, well honestly, every single person should act. Her strength was only out- shined by the twinkle in her eye. I will truly miss her. I hope I will be able to live up to her example.

Gary Wilkerson

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Richardson's passing. I remember her fondly as my typing teacher at Kountze High School in 1963. She was always kind, helpful, and supportive. She was the epitome of a great teacher. The last time I saw her was at our Class Reunion in Kountze several years ago. She remembered me by name and it brought back many good memories. I know she will be missed by family, friends, and an untold number of students like me. My sympathies go to her sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gary Wilkerson, Class of 1963