Ruth E. Russell
Ruth E. Russell, age 86, of Richmond, died Thursday afternoon (December 9, 2004) at Golden Rule Beverly Healthcare. She was born in Richmond on March 14, 1918 to John and Anne Harmeling Sherman and had lived here all of her life. She was a retired teacher for Holy Family School where she worked for 17 years. She was a member of Holy Family Church, the Womens Club of the church, the Daughters of Isabella and she had been an active member of the Wayne County Bowling Association. Her husband, Floyd N. Russell, died February 24, 1994.
Survivors include Daughters Mary Ann Price of Lewisburg, Ohio
Jean Goins of Richmond
Son James Russell of Liberty, South Carolina
1 Great Grandson
Nieces & Nephews
A sister and a brother are also deceased.
A prayer service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday (December 13, 2004) in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in Holy Family Church. Entombment will be in Earlham Mausoleum. Friends may call on Monday (December 13, 2004) from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Reid Hospital Foundation, 1401 Chester Blvd. Richmond, Indiana 47374.
Mary Louise Cook
Mary Louise Cook, age 71, of Richmond, died Monday evening (December 13, 2004) at Reid Hospital. She was born in Richmond on August 13, 1933 to Carl and Lucille Stanton Kutter and had lived here all of her life. She had attended Saint Andrew School and she was a homemaker.
Survivors include Son Tim (Sue) Cook of Richmond
Brothers William (Ruth) Kutter of Dayton, Ohio
Grandson Robert Cook of Richmond
Aunt Pauline (Walter) Witte of Richmond
Uncle Hank Kutter of Richmond
A prayer service will be held at 9:30 am on Thursday (December 16, 2004) in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Saint Andrew Church. Burial will be in Saint Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday (December 15, 2004) from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the funeral home.
Madeline McLear, age 90, of Richmond, died Sunday evening (December 12, 2004) at Oakridge Rehab and Specialty Care. She was born in Wayne County on May 10, 1914 to William Edgar and Ethel Mae Mock Goodson and she attended school in Centerville. She developed a great love for fishing and was a gifted artist in ceramics having taught classes in her own studio. She had moved back to Richmond this year from Rising Sun. She was a bookkeeper and had worked for Vigran Realty and for Julians Fashions..
Survivors include Daughter Phyllis (husband Bob) Pardieck of Richmond
Brother Rev. Donald Goodson of Staten Island, New York
Sister Alma Merkamp of Richmond
Grandsons and Great Granddaughters -Michael E. (wife Lisa) Pardieck and their daughter Shainna of Richmond
- Daniel (wife Jennifer)Pardieck and their daughter Allison of Greenwood, South Carolina
Step Grandchildren Mary Nelle (husband Mark) Herold
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl W. Cheesman, her second husband, Frank Cox, her third husband, Harry McLear.and her brother, Rev. Robert Goodson.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday (December 17, 2004) in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary. Rev. Bill Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday (December 17, 2004) from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army Christmas Fund, 707 South A Street, Richmond, IN 47373
Zoan Christine Gordon
Zoan Christine Gordon, age 70, of Richmond, died Saturday (December 18, 2004). She was born in Richmond on January 28, 1934 to Everett Cottman and Armanthua Adcock Cottman (Watkins) and had lived here all of her life. She was a retired employee of Belden where she had given 28 years of service. She was a member of Bethel AME Church in Richmond and she had volunteered for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County. Her husband, Morris Richard Gordon, died November 3, 1991.
Survivors include Step-sons M.L. Gordon of California
Delangelo Gordon of Arizona
Sons-- Roy Gordon of Richmond
James Gordon of Richmond
Merrit Gordon of Richmond
Daughters Bonzetta (Gary) Carlin of Richmond
Vicki (Harvey Butch) McCown of Richmond
Sisters Deloris Pennington of Richmond
Marlene Ferguson of Richmond
Anita Pennington of Richmond
Brother Byron Watkins of Chicago
Grandchildren Ronald E. Deane, Jr., Nigel McCown, Rachel McCown, Kelli Lewis, Richard McCown, Damion Rowe, Christopher Gordon
Great Grandchildren Sommer, Orlando & Micha Lewis, Amiel Campbell,
and Romare & RaFael Deane
A special Goddaughter Deborah Huddleston
Godchildren Shalyn Walker, Jyette Davis, Vontrel Holt, Tashia Jenkins
An aunt, Blanche Chaney
Nieces, Nephews & Cousins
In addition to her parents and her husband, three sisters, Patricia Stephenson, Lillian Day, Marbecca Watkins, a brother, Albert Watkins, and great grandsons, Damion Rowe, Jr. and Christian Lewis are also deceased.
Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday (December 22, 2004) in Bethel AME Church, 200 South 6th Street. Pastor Barbara Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday (December 22, 2004) from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the church. Riggle Waltermann Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Everett Coffey, age 73, of Richmond, died Monday (December 21, 2004) at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Estill County, Kentucky on September 22, 1931 to Harvey and Emeline Lainhart Coffey and had lived in Richmond for a number of years and then in Indianapolis before moving back here four years ago. He was self-employed and he was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include: Son David Coffey of Indianapolis
Sisters Nona Isaacs of Irvine, Kentucky
Lillian Burke of Richmond
Toni Chaney of Richmond
Brother Mindle Coffey of Richmond
Grandchildren Shelby Coffey and Dominic Coffey
Step-Grandchildren Emorie Taylor
Nieces & Nephews
Services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday (December 23, 2004) in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary. Rev. Robert Coffey will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call on Thursday (December 23, 2004) from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the funeral home.
Edith Rehling, age 90, of Richmond, died Tuesday morning (December 21, 2004) at Friends Fellowship Community. She was born in Indianapolis on January 5, 1914 to Leonard and Marylouella Spencer Forsythe and had lived in Richmond since 1943. She was a graduate of Washington High School and attended Indiana Business College. She had worked with her husband in the operation of the former Campbell Duff & Rehling Insurance Agency. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church. Her husband, Albert R. Rehling, died on October 28, 1983.
Survivors include Daughters Judy (Walter) Moore of Kokomo
Janet Reichert of Indianapolis
Grandchildren Kimberly Moore of Memphis, TN
Julie (Tony) Hoyet of Kokomo
Monica Denham of Kokomo
Anika (Josh) Colvin of Port Townsend, Washington
Kylene Reichert of Westfield
Great Grandchildren Kaylea Lucke, Drake Denham. Lindsay Hoyet,
Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday (December 23, 2004) in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday (December 23, 2004) from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.
Betty J. Austerman
Betty J. Austerman, age 75, of Richmond, died Wednesday (December 22, 2004) at Golden Rule Beverly Healthcare. She was born in Connersville on April 14, 1929 to Wilbur and Edith Maze VanAusdall and had lived in this area all of her life. She was a retired employee of Belden where she had worked for 38 years. Her husband, Harold Austerman, died June 3, 1998.
Survivors include Daughter Connie DeGraw of Richmond
Grandson Michael DeGraw of Indianapolis
Sister Margaret Hood of St. Louis, Missouri
Nieces & Nephews
A sister is also deceased.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday (December 29, 2004) in Riggle = Waltermann Mortuary. Father John Luerman will officiate. Burial will be in Saint Andrew Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Wednesday (December 29, 2004) from 9:30 to 11:00 am at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1401 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374 or to the Boy Scouts of America, PO Box 1966, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1966