Mary was born in Vinita, Oklahoma on February 12, 1929 to Rena and John Hallett. She was the youngest of ten children with 6 sisters (Evelyn, Marie, Pauline, Lillian, Lucille, and Ruby) along with three brothers (Haskell, Harding, and Webster). Vinita is where Mary grew up until marrying Loran Richardson in 1947. Her and Loran lived on the Richardson family farm for forty years where she enjoyed reading, shopping, gardening along with visits from family and friends. Mary and Loran had two children Linda and Sam that she loved dearly. Later, she would become a grandmother to Julie and a great-grandmother to Brooke. For the last twenty years or so, Mary lived in Claremore where she spent time enjoying her family and visiting with her nieces, nephews and friends. Mary was a true blessing to many. Her class, sense of style and personality definitely made her one of a kind. Services are under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home.