Laylen M. Richardson
Laylen M. Richardson, 86, of Opdyke died 6:46 a.m. Dec. 9, 2004, 
at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was retired 
from Illinois Power, where he had worked for 37 years and was a line 
foreman at the time of his retirement. 

Mr. Richardson was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Jefferson County to Delbert 
and Anna (Osborn) Richardson. 

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon. Mike Steed will officiate. Burial will follow in Salem-Mateer 
Cemetery in Wayne County. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mr. Richardson is survived by sons Dennis M. Richardson and wife Pam of 
Mt. Vernon and Glen S. Richardson and wife Sara of Mt. Vernon; daughters 
Karen Frederick and husband Randy of Macungie, Pa., and Deena Petersen and 
husband Dean of Woodlawn; grandchildren Amanda Felty, Aaron Richardson, 
Mike Petersen, Jan Petersen, Tyler Richardson, Drew Rawls, Paul Green, 
Kathy Snyder, Jenni Frederick, Desiree Frederick and Rachel Frederick; 
several great-grandchildren; brothers Harold Richardson and wife Naomi of 
Mt. Vernon and Bob Richardson and wife Ethel of Mt. Morris; a sister, 
Peggy Trout and husband Don of Belle Rive; and several nieces and nephews. 
He is also survived by a special friend, Zela Harshbarger of Mt. Vernon. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Raymond, Melvin, 
Hasten and Bill. 

Mr. Richardson was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II. 
He was a member of Logan Street Baptist Church, International Brotherhood of 
Electrical Workers Local 702, Opdyke Ruritan Club, a 4-H leader in 
Jefferson County and a volunteer fireman with the Jefferson Fire Protection 
District for 35 years. He loved to hunt and fish. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, 
where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

Date: 11 Dec 2004
Source: Register-News
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman 

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