Malonya A. Richardson

Malonya A. Richardson, 99, of Bellefontaine, formerly of Lakeview, OH, passed away, Thursday night, January 5, 2023, at Logan Acres Care Center.

Malonya was born on August 2, 1923, in Clay Twp, Auglaize Co, Ohio, the daughter of the late Henry and Clara Kinstle Meier. On April 27, 1943, she married George Richardson at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Russells Point, OH and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Tom Richardson, a great-granddaughter, Kelli Nuss, and two brothers, Maynard Meier and Merono Meier.

Malonya is survived by two children, Cheryl Griffiths of Bellefontaine, and Larry (Julie) Richardson of Cincinnati, OH, six grandchildren, Paula (Rich) Theodore, Kristine (Jon) Wilges, Jennifer Jeffries, Jill (Doug) Recker, John Richardson, and Jonathan (Erin) Griffiths, 25 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law, Marian Richardson of Cridersville, OH.

Malonya was a 1941 graduate of New Hampshire High School. She worked at several restaurants in her earlier years and in the mid 1960’s, Malonya began her career in real estate spanning over 40 years and earned several awards for top sales during her career with Strout Realty, Kronenberger Realty and Zimmerman Realty. She was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church. Malonya was very civic-minded and served the Village of Lakeview for 28 years, first as a member of the Board of Public Affairs from 1982-1993, and as a member of the Village Council from 1994-2009.

Reverend Shawn Landenwitch will begin a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, 464 Madison Ave, Russells Point. Visitation is Tuesday, January 10th from 9:30 am – 11:30 am at Shoffstall Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St, Lakeview. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given in Malonya’s memory to St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Indian Lake Historical Society.

Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, OH. Condolences may be expressed at


Shoffstall Funeral Home
205 S. Main St
Lakeview, OH, 43331
(937) 842-2700