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Connie Jo Richardson, 68 – Passed October 21, 2018

Connie Jo (Hamilton) Richardson, 68, daughter of Buck Hamilton and Dorothy (Ragain) Pinkston, as well as stepfather Dean Pinkston, was born on September 2, 1950 in Cabool, Missouri. She passed away the morning of October 21, 2018 in the comfort of her Houston, Missouri home.

Connie was preceded in death by her husband, James Richardson; father, Buck Hamilton; sister, Bobbie Hamilton; and her grandparents, Faye and Eckle Hamilton and Grace and Ray Ragain.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Dorothy Pinkston and Dean; her sister, Pam Osborn; half brother, Eckle Peabody; daughter, Tabby Harper and husband Wayne; two grandchildren, Chasta Hogan and husband AJ and Dalton Edington and wife Kayla; her six great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Jaiden, Paityn, Riley, Zelena and Shailynn; as well as her companion of 37 years, Larry Garrett.

She grew up in Cabool, where she married James Richardson at the age of sixteen. They were married for two years before James lost his life fighting for our freedom in Vietnam. Later in life she met Larry Garrett and together they built a home in Houston, where they lived the rest of their lives together. For 31 years she worked with her beloved mother Dorothy at Dorothy’s Fashions in Houston. Together they made many memories and forever friends selling women’s clothing and fashion accessories.

Connie enjoyed spending time out in the garden. She loved strawberries and tomatoes and was sure to always grow them. She also loved all types of flowers, which can be seen throughout her yard. She would spend many hours on the phone talking with Brenda, her best friend of 46 years. The two told each other everything. However, nothing in the world meant more to her than her family. She loved having sleepovers with her beautiful great-granddaughters, for whom she would do anything.

Connie was an amazing woman. She always put others before herself and truly loved taking care of her loved ones. She will be greatly missed by all of those who knew and loved her.

Visitation was Wednesday October 24, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home. Services were Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home with Jim Root officiating. Burial was in Cabool City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dalton Edington, Wayne Harper, Richard Hayes and A.J. Hogan.

Memorials may be made to Texas County Hospice of Care.