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Merle Ann Richardson

DESLOGE — Merle Ann (Cook) Richardson, 81, of Bonne Terre passed away March 6, 2018, at her residence. She was born May 29, 1936, in Marquand. Merle loved reading, antiques and spending time on the farm.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Everet and Bertha Cook; husband Robert Richardson; son, Robert Lee Richardson; two brothers, Raymond “Hubert” Cook and Jimmy Cook.

Merle is survived by her son, Kevin Richardson and girlfriend Lucia King. Many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends also survive.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Francois Memorial Park with Rev. Kendall Hughes officiating. View obituary and share condolences online at

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