Mary Catherine Richardson

February 9, 1944 - April 12, 2012

Mary Catherine Richardson, 68, of Jefferson City, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at her home. She was born February 9, 1944, in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of Frederick L. and June M. (Rouhselange) Williams. Mary had worked as a bartender and later worked for Lincoln University and the Holiday Inn Express in Jefferson City. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and enjoyed painting, gardening and living the country life. Mary loved spending time with her grandchildren and her dog, Puddles. She is survived by her children: Candy Nilges and husband Jeff of Hallsville, Debbie Raciti and husband Tom of St. Peters, Steven Swehla and wife Michelle of Jefferson City, Joyce Bray, Tom Bray; two sisters, Margaret Moll and Jessie Moss both of Licking; one brother, Mike Williams of Poplar Bluff; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Allen Swehla, and one sister, Sara Hoffstetter. Friends will be received from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, where funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Brian Credille officiating. Private family interment will be held. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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