Sharon died of cancer in 2004; during the final years of her life, she saw Dr. H. Marshall Matthews, her oncologist, every other week. During a session, Dr. Matthews mentioned the need for a hospice center in Sheboygan County.
Sharon and her husband, the late Joe Richardson II, had been looking for just such a project and began to help plan and build a hospice center. When Sharon’s condition declined in 2004, she entered a home hospice program. Impressed by the loving care she received, the Richardsons strengthened their ambitions to continue building an Inpatient Center in Sheboygan County.
A few days before Sharon died, she was visited by Dr. Matthews and Mary Mueller, RN, NP. They shared with Sharon and Joe the preliminary plans for the hospice. Joe promised Sharon he’d see it through and name it in her honor.
In 2007, three years after Sharon’s death, the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice opened its doors to serve the public. We are a local, non-profit provider of hospice and palliative services, and our “Caring for Our Community” mission has expanded to include two locations.
In addition to providing hospice and palliative care, we positively impact lives through many services.
We are proud to care for our community and carry forward Joe and Sharon’s legacy and vision. Your support, with gifts large and small, continue their legacy of love.