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Scott Richardson

d. December 4, 2015


Scott Richardson, age 60, of Springfield, passed away on December 4, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his brother, Greg Richardson (Diane); his niece, Erin Greer (Bill); nephew, Charles Weyhenmeyer (Erica) as well as great nieces and nephews, Ella, Harper, Benjamin and Luke.

Scott is preceded in death by his parents.

He was born in Springfield, IL on August 17, 1955 the son of William and Mary Lou (Biggs) Richardson.

Scott graduated Williamsville High School. He then later graduated from University of Illinois Springfield with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He was a member of the Insurance Regulatory Examiners’ Society. Scott also attained his FLMI and other insurance industry designations.

He worked for 25 years with the Illinois Department of Insurance in various positions. During that time, he also worked for the Illinois State Police, Division of Operations as a fraud investigator. Scott was a very passionate man when it came to his occupation. He was an advocate for fair and equitable treatment for both consumers and insurance carries.

He loved to swim, growing tomatoes was his passion, and most of all, loved his family.

Instead of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation for Scott will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 9:30-11AM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, IL. Services will immediately follow at 11 AM.

Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

Pastor Tom Christell will be officiating.


  1. To Greg & Diane-
    We knew this day was coming but it so hard to accept! Scott put up with so much pain & anguish in these last months and it is comforting to know that his battle is finally over and he is now at peace. My thoughts and prayers go out for him but also for you as you grieve at his passing! God be with him and with you!

    My prayers for Scott and your extended family!

    Larry Nelson

  2. Rest in peace Scott. My thoughts and prayers go out to your brother and family during this difficult time.

  3. Greg and Diane,

    I was so shocked to learn of Scott’s passing….I did not know that he had been so ill. Joe and I wanted to tell you how much it saddened us to learn of his passing. He was a great guy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in this most difficult time. He is at peace now and that is all that matters. God bless you and your family…

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