E. Ilene Richardson, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at Covington Meadows, Fort Wayne.
Born Nov. 15, 1927, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Paul H. and Irene (Ferrell) Shroyer.
In 1937 she moved from Allen County to her present home in Whitley County.
She attended Jefferson Township Elementary School and graduated with the class of 1945 from Jefferson Township High School.
On Nov. 10, 1951, she married William D. Richardson in Columbia City.
She was employed in the office of General Electric Company in Fort Wayne for nine years and also worked as a custodian for the Jefferson Township School for 11 years.
She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Coesse and the Jefferson Homemaker’s Extension Club.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy L. Richardson of Columbia City; son, Bill D. (Star) Richardson of Greenfield; brother, Norman (Shirley) Shroyer of Phoenix, Ariz. and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William D.(Bill) Richardson, infant brother, Donald Shroyer and sister, Helen Clark.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastors Judy Follis and Howard Marken officiating.
Burial will follow at Hope Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be given in Mrs. Richardson’s memory to National Autism Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com  to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.