Henrietta Phillips Richeson Obituary

from The New-Journal, Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky

July 8, 1920

Aged Lady Passes Away

Mrs. Henrietta Richeson, wife of J. M. Richeson, died July 2, 1920, after a lingering illness of several months.  She underwent an operation on July 1, and death resulted the day following.

The deceased was born in this county April 5, 1853, and was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Phillips.  She was converted at the age of sixteen, and united with the Mt. Zion Church, and was a consistent member of that church until death.  She was married to J. M. Richeson, April 13, 1876.  To this union eight children were born, two having died in infancy.  Her husband and six children, namely, Mr. Mark Richeson, Mrs. S. F. Colvin, Mrs. Eva Caffee, Mrs. Naomi Wilson, Mrs. Rachel Davis, all of this county, and Mrs. Lach Stapp of Detroit, Michigan, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild, one sister and two brothers, besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.

Funeral services were held at Reid’s Chapel Saturday at 11 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J. L. Pearcy.  The interment took place at the Phillip’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Richeson possessed all the qualities that are required to make one useful in life and prepared for death.  She was a loyal christian, devoted wife, mother, and good neighbor.

To the grief stricken husband and children and other relatives, we extend our deepest sympathy.

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