Lora "Jane" Richardson, 95, of Shelbyville

Lora "Jane" Richardson, 95, of Shelbyville, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Shelbyville on September 30, 1928 to Frank Cherry and Lora Bernice (Boger) Cherry. On August 29th, 1948, she married John Albert Richardson Jr. who preceded her in death on June 1, 2012.

Jane was a faithful follower of Christ and a 70 plus year member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church where she was a member of the Missionary Society and the Agape Sunday School class. In her youth, Jane was actively involved in 4-H, becoming a 10-year member  before becoming a 4-H leader in adulthood.

As the wife of a fireman, Jane was a founding member of the Women's Fireman Auxiliary. In her professional life, Jane was a Title 1 Aid for 23 years at Pearson Elementary School before becoming a substitute teacher who worked throughout the county. Most notably, Jane utilized her expert sewing capabilities as a professional seamstress for decades sewing gowns for prom, May Fest, and weddings for women across the county and countless items for her beloved children and grandchildren.

Jane's mother passed at a very young age at which time her older sister, Eloise filled the role of mother, sister, and best friend. Eloise taught her how to sew at a young age and she passed this valuable skill down to her children and grandchildren.

Surviving loved ones include her children, Steve Richardson (Jane), Bev Carson (Kevin), Mary Lou Hilderbrand (Jay), Tom Richardson (Michelle), and son-in-law, Scott Newkirk. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Michael Richardson, Carrie Johnson (Roger), Jill Coen (Keith), Christa Weaver (Jeremy), Andrew Newkirk (Natasha), Sarah Newkirk, Whitney Mahin (Brett), Jacob Richardson, Bradley Hilderbrand, Adam Richardson, 10 great-grandchildren, and her beloved cat Willy.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Francis, Jesse, & Wray, sister Eloise Tucker, husband John, daughter Margaret Newkirk, and two infant sons, David & James.

She will be remembered by her family for her steadfast devotion to her faith, her family, and her community.

A visitation will be held at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, in Shelbyville, on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 from 5:30 until 7:30 pm.

The funeral service will be held at Lewis Creek Baptist Church, 1400 E. 600 S. Waldron, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 with a viewing from 9:00 am until the time of service.

Graveside services will follow. Rev. Harvey Taylor will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Lewis Creek Baptist Church, or a charity of your choice.