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Catherine Richardson

November 8, 1932 — July 22, 2021

Catherine Richardson of Eldora, IA passed away on July 22, 2021, at the age of 88.

Catherine was born on November 8, 1932, near Steamboat Rock, IA. Her parents are Hilko and Christina (Ascher) Kolthoff.  She graduated from Steamboat Rock High School in 1951. Catherine talked often about playing varsity basketball from 8th grade through her senior year and playing for Steamboat Rock in the state girls basketball tournament for several years. Catherine loved animals and cherished her time with her dogs.

After high school graduation, she moved to Marshalltown for employment as well as playing AAU basketball in her spare time.  On August 13, 1955, she married LaVerne Richardson, of Marshalltown, and moved to Hayward, CA where they worked and lived for almost 20 years.  In 1973, they moved to Eldora where she worked for Dayco Co. until her retirement in 1994.  In 2014, she moved into the Eldora Specialty Care Center until her death.

Catherine is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers: August, John Elmer, Amos, Wallace, Theodore, and sister: Henrietta Fluth.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Public visitation will be held for Catherine from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the Creps Abels Funeral Home located at 905 Edgington Ave, Eldora, IA 50627.  Burial will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be directed in Catherine’s name to her family which will later be designated elsewhere.  For further information please visit  Creps Abels Funeral Home is caring for Catherine and her family.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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905 Edgington Ave, Eldora, IA 50627

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