Patsy Colleen (Richardson/Harper) Gabbard of Paoli

Patsy Colleen (Richardson/Harper) Gabbard of Paoli


Patsy Colleen (Richardson/Harper) Gabbard of Paoli, age 77, passed away Saturday January 28, 2023. Patsy was born May 21, 1945 in Marengo, Indiana to the late Howard and Allie Moore Richardson.

Preceding her in death were her parents, a sister, Connie Richardson, two brothers; Howard Thomas and Roy Richardson, two husbands Don Harper and Paul Gabbard, and two step children Dennis and Darlene Harper.

In addition to loving spending time with her family, she loved taking care of her lawn and helping friends and family through life’s struggles.  She took in dozens of souls to help get through hard times and will always be remembered for that.

 Surviving Patsy Gabbard are:

 Son:  Jerry JR (Marla) Richardson   Riverside, OH

 Daughters:  Donitta (Robert) Dooley Valeene, IN

                    Belinda (Wayne) Butler, Paoli, IN

Also surviving are seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Backpack for Blessings-Paoli in care of OCCF 1075 Sandy Hook Rd suite # 2 Paoli, IN 47454.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Dillman Scott Funeral Home, 226 West Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.

Funeral will also be at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 11:00 AM with Pastor David Manship officiating. 

Interment will be at the Paoli Town Cemetery, Paoli, IN.  Online condolences may be made at