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Carolyn Jean (Dugger) Richardson


Carolyn Jean (Dugger) Richardson, 74, of Mt. Olive, passed away on the morning of Saturday, March 12, 2022.

She was born on May 4, 1947 in Coos Bay-North Bend, Oregon, the first child of Wayne Edward and Mary “Frances” (Shaw) Dugger.

After being a stay-at-home mom and homemaker for many years, Carolyn went on to work at the Super 8 in Staunton, for over 20 years where she was named the Pride of Super 8 in several Bed Making competitions.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Larry G. Richardson of Granite City; daughters, Dione (Jeffrey) Rabida of Mt. Olive, Kimberly (Jesse) Doran of Hobbs, NM; sons, Edward (Sonya) Rudolph of Omaha, AR, Erron Rudolph of Litchfield, Jason (Lyn) Richardson of Springfield; sister, Martha (Don) Gabryshak of Neshkoro, WI; sister-in-law, Betty (Allon) Klingsick of Jefferson City, MO; brother-in-law, Russ Richardson of Bethalto; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband’s parents, Garland A. and Ollie Mae (Woodward) Richardson; son, Daniel R. Richardson; sister, Patricia A. (Dugger) New, and brother, Richard W. Dugger.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 18, 2021, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon at Becker and Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive by Pastor Kevin Simburger.

Burial will be on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorials are suggested to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (website =, 34 Washington St, Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481; Shriners Children’s Hospital St. Louis, 4400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110; Mt. Olive Public Library or Mt. Olive Academic Foundation.

Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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