October 1, 2020
Gary Allen Richardson, 79, of Belleville, Kan., was born Oct. 6, 1940, in Hebron to Harley and Dorothy (Shackelford) Richardson. He died at his home in Belleville.
Gary grew up in Hebron attending school and graduating from Hebron High School with the Class of 1959.
Printing was Gary’s main agenda, working for Tom Long at the Hebron Journal before starting his own business, Gary’s Printing. He continued working even after they moved to an acreage outside of town. He moved to Belleville in 2017 to be closer to his daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren.
Gary was a former member of the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department. In his younger years, he was a bull-rider. He enjoyed watching rodeos and bull-riding events on television.
When the couple moved onto the acreage outside of Hebron, Gary bought and sold cattle and baled hay for himself and neighbors. These were Gary’s hobbies.
Gary was also a rural mail carrier.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Michael; father-in-law, William Stroede; brother, Gene Richardson; brothers-in-law, Roger Baldwin and Gary Friend.
He is survived by his wife, Karen of Belleville; son, Casey of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter, Jodell Callaway and husband, Brian of Belleville; mother-in-law, LaVerna Stroede of Kanopolis; brothers, Robert Richardson and wife, Shirley of Brighton, Colo., Don Richardson and wife, Donna of Belleville, John Richardson and wife, Sondra of Belleville, William (Clem) Richardson and wife, Kay of North Platte; two sisters; Carolyn Baldwin of Adel, Iowa, and Janet Friend of Sioux City, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Grace Richardson of Belleville, Linda Brenn and husband, Bill of Deshler, and Peggy Kempke and husband, Danny of Kanopolis; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Following Gary’s wishes he was cremated and no visitation. His funeral will be held at a later date. Kroll Funeral Home of Hebron is in charge of arrangements.