John R. Richardson, 62, of Wichita,

John R. Richardson, 62, of Wichita, passed away peacefully on September 25th, 2013 at 8:05 pm at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita, KS.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 4:00 P.M., at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home in Wellington KS. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Foundation and contributions may be left with the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.

John R. Richardson was born September 14th, 1951 in Wichita, KS the son of Irving L. and Maxine Richardson, at the Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center.

John lived most of his life in the Wellington and Wichita area. He worked as a Mechanic for many years, mostly rebuilding Engines for stock cars, trucks and tractors and was owner of J.R.’s Guns.

John was a man of tradition and passed on his values to his children. He was loved and will be greatly missed by his family.

Surviving to honor his memory are his three children, John A. Richardson of Wichita KS, Sarah and her husband Matthew Rustia of Grinnell IA, and Mark and his wife Shauna Richardson of Oskaloosa, IA, his older brother Rudy and Kathleen Richardson of Ann Arbor MI, his Fiancé  Monica and his stepmother Dorothy Richardson of Wellington, KS.

Preceding him in death are his parents, his uncle Frank, and his aunts Marjorie and Louvella.