A lifelong servant of the Lord, Cordia Revenna Sue Richardson of Clayton, Indiana, was called to her eternal home on March 5, 2021. Born September 11, 1939 in Orlando, Kentucky, Revenna was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Richardson, her parents, Hazel and William L. Singleton; sister, Annalene Cooper. She is survived by daughters Debra (Barry) Mason and Amy (Mark) Lincks; four granddaughters; Emily Mason, Hannah Mason, Madison Lincks, and Sophia Lincks; brother, William C. Singleton; sisters, Lucy Detro and Rebecca Fair; many nieces and nephews.
Revenna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was happiest when serving others and ministering to people in their times of need. Renowned for her cooking, baking, gardening, reading, and sewing, she found great joy in sharing these gifts with both her family and friends from many cultures.
Always passionate about learning, her “formal” education began in a one-room schoolhouse with no electricity, plumbing, few books, less paper but with industrious, resilient students and teachers. Her desire for knowledge continued to burn brightly after her family moved to Indiana. A Fillmore High School graduate, she went on to earn a B.S. from Franklin College, an M.A.T. from DePauw, and an M.L.S. from IU. Revenna served as a teacher and librarian in several districts including Monroe-Gregg, IPS, and Covenant Christian. While she valued each of these “assignments” from the Lord, she especially treasured teaching senior adult Sunday School class at Plainfield Christian Church for 20 years.
Revenna’s Homegoing Celebration will be Tuesday, March 9 at Plainfield Christian Church. Visitation will be noon – 2pm with the service to follow. Interment will be at Center Valley Cemetery. The family suggests donations in Revenna’s honor be made to the Plainfield Christian Church Missions (800 Dan Jones Road) or to the Arbor Day Foundation (211 N. 12th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508).