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Helen Richardson

Helen L. Richardson, 92, of Findlay, died at 11:16 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at the Taylor Place in Findlay, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Benton Ridge on Nov. 27, 1927 to the late Dallas E. and Abbie Mae (Miller) Powell. She married Richard E. Richardson on April 18, 1954 and he preceded her in death in 2001.
She is survived by a son, Randy (Karen) Richardson of Powell; daughter, Cathy Sadlak of Standish, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Cathy Richardson of Kissimmee, Fla.; grandchildren, Brad (Taylor) Richardson, Megan (Bryan) Simon, Ryan Richardson, Steven Sadlak and Jonathan Sadlak; great-grandsons, Brayden Richardson, Blake Richardson, Landon Simon and Cameron Simon; and numerous nieces and nephews.     She was also preceded in death by a son, Mark Richardson; son-in-law, Mike Sadlak; brothers, Robert Powell and Francis Powell; and sisters, Stella Fadley and Hazel Butler.
Helen earned her bachelors of education degree from Findlay College in 1952. That same year, she had been elected the May Day Queen at the college. In 1972, she earned her masters of education from Bowling Green State University. She taught English and was the guidance counselor at Mohawk High School from 1958-1976. She retired as a vice president at Tiffin University serving from 1976-1989. She sang in the choir at United Church of Christ in Sycamore, where she was a member of the Woman’s Guild. She was also a member of the Literary Club. Helen loved to travel, spend time with her family and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Visitation will be held from noon-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home in Findlay. A funeral service will be conducted at the conclusion of the visitation at 2 p.m. The Rev. David Welker will officiate and interment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Sycamore.
Memorials may be made to the Heartland Hospice. Online condolences are welcome at

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