March 23, 2022

Carolyn Jean (Dugger) Richardson, 74, of Mt. Olive, Ill., died on Saturday, March 12, 2022. She was born on May 4, 1947, in Coos Bay-North Bend, Ore., the first child of Wayne Edward and Mary "Frances" (Shaw) Dugger. She married Larry G. Richardson, and he survives.

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.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Richardson; daughters, Dione (Jeffrey) Rabida of Mt. Olive, Kimberly (Jesse) Doran of Hobbs, N.M.; sons, Edward (Sonya) Rudolph of Omaha, Ark., Erron Rudolph of Litchfield, Jason (Lyn) Richardson of Springfield; sister, Martha (Don) Gabryshak of Neshkoro, Wis.; sister-in-law, Betty (Allon) Klingsick of Jefferson City, Mo.; brother-in-law, Russ Richardson of Bethalto; and many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Daniel R. Richardson; a sister, Patricia (Dugger) New; and a brother, Richard W. Dugger.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 18, at Becker and Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive with Pastor Kevin Simburger officiating. Burial was on Tuesday, March 22, 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, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110; Mt. Olive Public Library; or Mt. Olive Academic Foundation. Condolences may be left online at beckerand

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