Georgianna J. Richey
April 4, 1953 — May 23, 2017
Georgianna J. Richey, 64, of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 1:40 am at her home in Marion.
Georgianna was born April 4, 1953 in Metropolis, Illinois the daughter of George and Doris (Hamby) Jenkins. She married James K. Richey on June 15, 1974 in Johnston City, Illinois and together they have shared over 42 years of marriage.
She began her teaching career in Johnston City. After moving to the Marion Unit #2 District she taught at the Creal Springs, Jefferson, and Washington Grade Schools and also at the High School. Georgianna received her Bachelor and Master’s in Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Georgianna had a passion for the arts and stayed involved in various activities throughout her life. She particularly enjoyed directing plays and musicals and oil painting. She passionately taught for many years and took great pride in the successes of her students. She always enjoyed time with family and friends and spoke fondly of childhood and high school memories.
Survivors include her:
Husband – James K. Richey of Marion
Daughter – Sarah Dianne Marsh and husband Daniel of Edwardsville, Illinois
Daughter – Lindsey Marie Clendenin and husband Matt of Lumberton, Mississippi
Four Grandchildren – Cameron, Liam, Lucas and Avery Marsh of Edwardsville, Illinois
Sister – Laura Dianne Limberg and husband Randy of Lexington Park, Maryland
Su Norris of Fort Worth, Texas
Jane (John) White of Sherman, Texas
Brother-in-law - John D. Richey of Johnston City
Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents George and Doris Jenkins.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 26, 2017 at 1 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Reverend James Slone officiating. Burial will follow in Egyptian Memorial Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5 – 8 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home.
For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.