Mary Elizabeth (Allen) Richardson

Born: Mon., May 18, 1942
Died: Wed., May 6, 2020


Family to hold services at a later date


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Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Richardson, 78, died peacefully at Hershey medical center on May 6, 2020. Born in Sharon, PA on May 18, 1942, she was the daughter of George H. and Elizabeth (Biggins) Allen of Sharpsville PA. She graduated from Sharpsville High School, Sharpsville PA, Seton Hill College, Greensburg Pa and earned a Master of Library Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Working as a reference librarian in the Warren Public Library, Warren, PA and the West Shore Public Library, which later became the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, Camp Hill PA, she loved not knowing what new questions the day would bring. After moving to Messiah Village in 2013, she was active in volunteer activities, particularly the Bailey Street Library. Liz married Norman W. Richardson on June 13, 1970. They had 43 wonderful years together before he died in 2013.
She is survived by sons Matthew A. Richardson (Dawn Clark), Largo FL and Daniel W. Richardson Mechanicsburg PA, three sisters Patricia Demas (Thomas) Hermitage PA, Margaret Allen, Huntington Valley PA and Virginia Allen, Lancaster PA, three brothers John C. Allen (Nancy) Edinboro PA, James B. Allen (Kerry) Kearney NE and George H. Allen (Robin) Holland PA, sister-in-law Virginia Morgan, Poland OH, brother-in-law Theodore Fessler, Mount Dora FL as well as nieces and nephews. Her parents and a brother Edward J. Allen also preceded her in death.
She will be buried in St. Mary's Cemetery Sharon, next to her parents.
Due to the current pandemic, services will be held at a later time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Keystone Human Services, 124 Pine Street, Harrisburg PA 17101.
Arrangements entrusted to the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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Sharpsville High School Class of 1964
   Posted Sun May 10, 2020
Jim, and family: Please accept the deepest condolences of the classmates of SHS Class of 1964 at the loss of your beloved sister, Mary Elizabeth. We pray God keeps you all in the palms of His loving hands thru this painful time.

Tom Bookwalter
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
So sorry to read of Mary Liz's passing. I think of the Allen family often and the many happy days on Walnut Street.

Ron Kautzman
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
John, so sorry to learn about the passing of your sister. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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