Helen Richardson

Helen Rinehart Richardson, 83, of Newberry, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born February 5, 1928, in Saluda County, she was a daughter of the late Leroy B. Rinehart and Mamie Wesson Rinehart. She was retired from Kendall Company, Oakland Plant after 45 years of dedicated service, a member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, and the Roadrunners Travel Club. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

She is survived by her son; Ronald O. Richardson and his wife Jean of Joanna; a daughter, Dianne R. Crumpton and her husband Ronnie of Newberry; sisters, Betty Pitts of Spartanburg, Raynell Crumpton of Pelion, Clara Clark of Lexington, and Barbara Ann Williamson of Salley; 4 grandchildren, Shana Hammond, Ted Richardson, B.J. Derrick, and Mandy New; great-grandchildren, Kinley, Roman, and Lundon Hammond; Kelsey, Kalen, and Konnor Richardson; Phoebe Grace Derrick; and Aubree, Jody, and Coltan New; a special cousin and friend, Margie Michael. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 53 years, Virgil O. Richardson; a daughter, Tammie Derrick, a granddaughter, Ronda Kay Crumpton; brothers Homer, Billy, L.B., and Derrill Rinehart; and a sister, Shelby Wingard.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. The family suggests that those desiring may make memorials to the Epworth Children’s Home, P.O. Box 50466, Columbia, 29250.

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#8 Mary Catherine, E.L. 2011-03-31 07:39
Dianne & Family,
Please know that you are in our thought and prayers. We love you.
#7 Cathy Sheay 2011-03-20 22:00
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God's grace give you peace and comfort now and in the days ahead .
#6 Judy Bailey 2011-03-16 19:45
Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Judy & Maxie Bailey
#5 Guest 2011-03-15 11:52
Dianne & Family,
My prayers & thoughts are with you all. God give you peace, comfort, & strength.
Newberry Veterans Affairs
#4 Guest 2011-03-15 07:53
Dianne and family, Thinking of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lynn and Larry Wessinger
#3 Guest 2011-03-14 16:51
Ms. Dianne and Family,
I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time. God will see you through.
Kathy Pitts
#2 Guest 2011-03-14 10:41
To Helen's family: We are so sorry for your loss and have had Ms Helen in our prayers for a long time, May God bless you and comfort you.She was the sweetest lady we have ever known. Love Pete and June
#1 Guest 2011-03-14 09:13
Our deepest regrets on the loss of your dear mother. God Bless!!
Newberry Veterans Affairs

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