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“You'll always be in my heart my FabFour+1 sister!!! ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: SandraeW Simpson-Polaski - IN

“Arty, Chris, Bob & Kurt - Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. I was lucky to share her with you for 15 years. These...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Mishelle Coldren - Indianapolis, IN

“Carolyn sat behind me during the second service and so enjoyed the music. She was a blessing to all of us and her kindness, joy and love will be...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Peter Newcomb - Fort Wayne, IN

“I will never forget Ms Carolyn when we met at Chris and Diane's home. I was introduced to her very famous and incredible pecan pie. Oh my goodness it...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Pat Hunt - Fort Wayne, IN

“My belated sympathy to all of Carolyn's family. I worked with Carolyn at GTE. She was a good worker and we all could depend on her to keep spirits...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Carolyn was a happy person with a love of music. She was an awesome partner for Art. Payers to her family. Brenda West ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Brenda West - The Villages, FL

“I was blessed to know Carolyn for a good many years while not close I had respect and good feelings for her.My deepest sympathy to her family. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Novachcoff - Ossian, IN

“The memories with Carolyn go back many years when we were cousins in a large family. We had such great times together with her sister Patsy in...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“To Carolyn's family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs. Richardson once gave me a wet cloth to wash my face. The year eludes me but was probably a mid to late sixties date. It was summer time and...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Steve Leffers - Ft Wayne, IN

“Carolyn was such a wonderful Christian woman who knew so much about the Bible. She shared so much at our Bible Study classes. I will miss her. My...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Henninger - Fort Wayne, IN

“Carolyn was such a wonderful Christian woman who knew so much about the Bible. She shared so much at our Bible Study classes. I will miss her. My...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Henninger - Fort Wayne, IN

“As a friend of Carolyn's son, Robert, I remember Carolyn's beauty and loving personality. I remember her cooking Thanksgiving dinner at Robert's...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Rita Hanna - Fort Wayne - Friend

Carolyn Richardson, 83, passed away peacefully in her New Haven home, surrounded by her family on New Years' Day, 2019. Carolyn was proudly a woman of God who led quite a life. She met Arthur Richardson at a picnic, married within a year, and were together for 43 years before he passed away. One night when they were out for dinner, Carolyn sang along with the piano player, who thought she was pretty good and offered her a job! She debuted at the Rose Marie Hotel and also sang at the Keenan Hotel before she and Art decided that a couple being in two different bands did not make for much time together. Art decided to put his own band back together and Art and Carolyn then became a duo in more than just their marriage, as they were part of the Rich Tones for 20 years. Among all this, they raised five children, some his, some hers, and some together, but all "theirs." Carolyn was preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur Richardson, her parents, and all four of her siblings. She is survived by her sons, Robert Bruns, Arthur Richardson Jr., Christopher (Diane) Richardson; step-son, Kurt (Sandy) Richardson; her grandchildren, Aaliyah Richardson, Mattei Richardson, Douglas Welty, and Daniel Welty, Kyle Richardson, and Kelly Richardson; as well as her 4 great grandbabies. Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Monday, January 7, 2019 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 729 W. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Visitation will be held from 11am to 1pm also at the church on Monday. Burial will take place in St. John Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church or The Rescue Mission.