Charles Richardet

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Charles F. "Jake" Richardet, 78, of Alsip, Ill., formerly of Perryville, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at his home.

He was born Feb. 29, 1928, at Perryville, son of Lester and Florence Layton Richardet.

Richardet first married Mary Lou Enlow. He later married Betty Lois Cox, who died Sept. 26, 1974. He then married Ida Lucenti.

He drove a tractor-trailer 20 years with Union Local 600. After retiring, he drove school buses for Meyer Bus Line in Perryville.

Richardet was a paratrooper with the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in Yamagata and Sendai, Japan.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Daniel Richardet of Hillsboro, Mo., David and Charles "Chuck" Richardet of Perryville, Michael Richardet of St. Louis; a daughter, Diane Richardet of Perryville; a sister, Anna Marie Stark of Perryville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Graveside service was held Friday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Perryville.

Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville was in charge of arrangements.