Elbert Richardet

Friday, December 21, 2007

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Elbert J. Richardet, 88, of Perryville died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Nov. 29, 1919, in Perry County, son of John and Elsie Zahner Richardet. He and O'Deal Miederhoff were married July 17, 1943, in Perry County. She preceded him in death.

Richardet worked at International Shoe Co. and also farmed. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include six sons, Ronald, Roy, Edward, Russell and Allen Richardet, all of Perryville, Marvin Richardet of St. Mary, Mo.; a daughter, Ruth Jenkins of Waterloo, Ill.; a brother, John Richardet Jr. of Shell Knob, Mo.; five sisters, Mildred Moonier and Lyndola Seabaugh of Perryville, Ruby Marcinkowski of Chester, Ill., Evelyn Biehle of St. Louis, Velda Vallecorsa of Flint, Mich.; 28 grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-stepgrandchild.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, and 6:30 to 9:50 a.m. Saturday at Miller Family Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at 9.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent's Church, with the Rev. Milton Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.