Dateline: November 17, 2005


Funeral services for Eva Mae Richerson, age 86, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2005, in the First United Methodist Church in Shamrock with Rev. Todd Dyess of Amarillo and Rev. Terry Lowe, Pastor, officiating.  Burial was held in Shamrock Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Richerson died Wednesday, November 9, 2005, in Amarillo.  She was born September 27, 1919, in Slocum, Texas, to Tony and Tory Holcomb.  She moved to the Tell Community with her family as a young girl.  She graduated from Lakeview High School in Lakeview, Texas, and worked in Memphis and Amarillo.  At the time of her death, she was the only surviving sibling of ten children.  “Daisy” married her beloved M. Glenn Richerson on November 15, 1942.  For 45 years they owned and operated Richerson Funeral Home in Shamrock, retiring in 1991.  She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church having helped start the Annual Missions Fun Auction and Bazaar.  She had served as Matron of Eastern Star, President of the Emerald Study Club, Chairman of the Library Board, member of the Pioneer West Museum Board, Treces Amigas, and Irish Helping Hands.  She and Glenn founded Meals on Wheels in Shamrock in 1997.  Together, they were Grand Marshalls of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2000.  They loved and served their community of Shamrock dearly.

She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Glenn, on December 30, 1988, and by her husband, Glenn, on October 20, 2003.

Survivors include her daughter, Toni Gail Richerson of Richmond, Texas; an “adopted” daughter, Silvana “Bunny” Blanco Mannarini of Milan, Italy; seven nieces; 13 nephews; and a host of friends in Shamrock and Houston.

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