Sandra “Sandy” Richardson

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Sandra “Sandy” Richardson, nee Valentine, 70, of Freeburg, IL, born March 13, 1953, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, June 23, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones.

Sandy had the perseverance in her heart to deal with the challenges of multiple sclerosis.
She was a wonderful mother, who loved getting her kids gifts, and spending time with them. Sandy loved horseback riding in her younger years, being outdoors, and was a huge dog lover.

She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn L. Valentine.

She is survived by her loving husband of almost 51 years, Donald J. Richardson, whom she married on July 21, 1972; a son, Justin (Ashley) Richardson; a daughter, Sarah Richardson; two grandchildren, Riley and Colby Richardson; her mother, Barbara A., nee Koldehoff, Valentine; a brother, David Valentine; and a niece and nephew, Amanda and Drew Valentine.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2023, at St. Joesph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Fr. Von Deeke and Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.

St. Joesph Catholic Church will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday for Floral Arrangement drop off.


6 Comments on Sandra “Sandy” Richardson

Janet Burton Koch said : Guest Report Jun 29, 2023 at 6:50 PM

So sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mark Mullen said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2023 at 11:11 PM

So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. She was a beautiful soul, always a good time. We had a few of those too. God bless her and my condolences to Donny and the family. Till we meet again. RIP

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Jan Pope Lally said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2023 at 8:00 AM

I have thought of Sandy so often over these years, enjoying the time spent with her. What a beautiful soul. My heart reaches out to you Don and family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Christine Sykes said : Guest Report Jun 26, 2023 at 7:41 PM

Sandy was a loving person and I remember her thoughtfulness; she would ask about my family and loved ones. She always remembered what was important/-spending time with loved ones. I hope Sandy has found peace. Hoping my family is healing and sustained by their love and caring for Sandy and knowing they supported her to the end and loving care.

  • Cedar
  • Michigan
Gene and Joan Kufskie said : Guest Report Jun 26, 2023 at 8:44 AM

So sorry for the loss of Sandy, your precious loved one. She will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Richard said : Guest Report Jun 25, 2023 at 2:21 PM

Dear Donnie, My heart and soul go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. My condolences go out to you and your family. Ri chard Sintzel

  • Swansea
  • I’ll.

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