Ruby M. McClure
Ruby M. McClure, age 97, of Richmond, died peacefully on Sunday morning (February 6, 2005) at Friends Fellowship Community. She was born on February 9, 1907 to Frank and Olive Royer and had lived in this area most of her life. In the early part of her married life she taught elementary school, primarily in Wayne County, and continued as a substitute teacher and homemaker after her children were born. She was a member of Centerville United Methodist Church and she found enjoyment in crocheting baby caps for the new-born nursery at Reid Hospital. Her husband, Paul C. McClure, died on August 23, 1981.
Survivors include – Son – Robert (Joyce) McClure of Naperville, Ill
Daughters – Marthlene (Herb) Dorn of Richmond, Virginia
Iris (Ken) Potenberg of Downers Grove, Ill
Sister – Mary Harsh of Union City, Indiana
Brother – Martin Royer
Nieces & Nephews
She was extremely proud of her 9 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchldren and 1 Great Great Grandchild
Services will be held at 12:30 pm on Wednesday (February 9, 2005) in Riggle – Waltermann Mortuary. Rev. Doug Sanders will officiate. Entombment will be in Earlham Mausoleum. Friends may call on Tuesday (February 8, 2005) from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends Fellowship Community, 2030 Chester Blvd. Richmond, IN 47374, Centerville United Methodist Church, 112 S. Morton Ave. Centerville, IN 47330, or to Hayes Regional Arboretum, 801 Elks Country Club Road, Richmond, IN 47374 The family is grateful to the staff of Friends Fellowship Community for their thoughtful and personal care and to Mary Livingston for her ministry of love.
Richard E. Schuerman
Richard E. Schuerman, age 87, of Richmond, died Tuesday morning (February 8, 2005) at Friends Fellowship Community. He was born in Richmond on January 21, 1918 to Walter and Edna Canan Schuerman and had lived in the Richmond area all of his life. He was a 1936 graduate of Morton High School, a 1940 graduate of Earlham College and a 1963 graduate of the Earlham Institute for Executive Growth. He worked his entire life in the consumer finance industry in various executive positions. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church and of the Richmond Rotary Club. His wife, Evelyn Layden Schuerman, died October 31, 2002.
Survivors include – Son – Mark G. (Linda) Schuerman of Santa Ana, California
Sister – Barbara Copp of Richmond
2 Grandchildren – Matt Schuerman
a son, Gary R. Schuerman, preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday (February 14, 2005) in First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street. Rev. John Walker and Rev. Brian Derrer will officiate. Burial will be in Lutherania Cemetery. The family will receive friends and guests immediately following the memorial service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 N. 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374
Virgil B. Carter
Virgil B. Carter, age 77, formerly of Richmond, died Friday morning (February 11, 2005) in Auburndale, Florida. He was born on March 17, 1927 in Jackson, Michigan to Arthur B. and Alma Cooper Carter. He attended Jackson Community College and was a graduate of Marion College in Marion, Indiana. He received an MA degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Trinity Seminary at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Virgil was a US Navy veteran of World War II. As an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, he had served Trinity Lutheran Church in Richmond; Zion Lutheran Church in Gibsonburg, Ohio; St. John’s Lutheran Church in Akron, Ohio and St. John Lutheran Church in Richmond. He had also lectured on thanatology in the School of Nursing at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio and on Psychology and Religion at Fallsview Mental Health Hospital. He was interim to the Bishop for two years in various churches in the Indiana-Kentucky Synod. Virgil had served as Chairman of the Education Committee of the American Lutheran Church; as President of the Ohio Lutheran Ministries, Inc.; as Conference Chair of the Lake Erie Conference and the Greater Ohio Valley Conference; as a member of the Council of Greater Action in Summit County, Ohio and as Chairman of the Board of Wernle Children’s Home, Inc. in Richmond. He had also worked for three years as Senior Vice President at Mid West Bank, Jackson, Michigan, where he was in charge of personnel and marketing. He retired in 1992.
Survivors include – Wife – Nancy Carter of Winter Haven, Florida
Daughter – Sandra Wright of North Anson, Maine
Son – J. Douglas Carter of Petersburg, Virginia
Sisters – Joan DeBruler of Jackson, Michigan
Jane Gumbert of Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jean Brockway of Detroit, Michigan
Two Great Grandchildren
Nieces & Nephews
Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday (February 16, 2005) in St. John Lutheran Church, 501 South 7th St. Richmond. Pastor Herb Berry will officiate. Burial will be in Lutherania Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday (February 15, 2005) from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Riggle – Waltermann Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church in Richmond
Robert H. "Bobby" Veregge
Robert H. “Bobby” Veregge, age 56, of Richmond, died Wednesday (February 16, 2005) at his residence. He was born on April 5, 1948 in Richmond to Robert E. and Catherine “Peggy” Melling Veregge and had lived here most of his life. He was a Marine Corp veteran of the Viet Nam War and he had worked on the railroad.
He is survived by – Daughters – Michelle Gaynor of West Union, Ohio
Brenda Roll of Cincinnati, Ohio
Sister – Karen Schepman of Richmond
Aunts and Uncles
Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday (February 21, 2005) in Riggle – Waltermann Mortuary. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery where military graveside services will be conducted by the Wayne County Veteran’s Council. Friends may call on Monday (February 21, 2005) from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.
Florence C. "Bunny" Tieman
Florence C. “Bunny” Tieman, age 79, of Richmond, died Thursday morning (February 17, 2005) at Friends Fellowship Community. She was born in Liberty, Indiana on March 19, 1925 to Frank and Lena Schuman Smith and had lived in this area most of her life. She was a retired 30 year employee of the former Avco Corporation and she was a member of Saint Mary Church. Her husband, Francis “Fred” Tieman, died on May 14, 2002.
Survivors include – Sisters – Anna Campbell of Richmond
Hilda Denny of Richmond
Rosemary Ramsey of Centerville
Ellen Shaw of Mason, Ohio
Brothers – Joseph Smith of Arizona
John Smith of Richmond
Charles Smith of Richmond
Nieces & Nephews
Two sisters, Mary Drook and Agnes Hough, and a brother, Thomas Smith, are also deceased
A prayer service will be held at 9:30 am on Monday (February 21, 2005) in Riggle – Waltermann Mortuary followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Saint Mary Church. Burial will be in Saint Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday (February 20, 2005) from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mary Church, % 240 South 6th St. , Richmond, IN 47374.
Constance L. Howard
Constance Lucille Howard, age 95, of Richmond, passed away Monday afternoon (February 21, 2005 – President’s Day) at Golden Rule – Beverly Healthcare. She was born on January 11, 1910 in Springfield, Ohio but lived nearly all of her life in Richmond. She was the eldest daughter of Phillip Henry Witte and Kate Constance Wigmore Witte and she was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She was also a member of several clubs and organizations. She attended many handicraft courses at Earlham College and she taught handicraft at Golden Rule Nursing Home several years ago. She and her late husband, Archie Hanford Howard, owned and operated the Eastern Blue Print Company when it was located in the Odd Fellows Building..
Survivors include – her only child – Charles Leroy Lewis of Dayton, Ohio
An older brother – Albert Joseph Witte of Nipomo, California
A younger sister – Barbara Ann Kirkpatrick of Tampa, Florida
11 Great Grandchildren
Several nieces, nephews and cousins
She was preceded in death by an older brother, Richard Witte, and a younger sister, Irene Drathring.
Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday (February 24, 2005) in Riggle – Waltermann Mortuary. Rev. Mollie Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday (February 24, 2005) from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the funeral home.
Laura E. Philhower
Laura E. Philhower, age 94, of Richmond, died Thursday evening (February 24, 2005) at Golden Rule – Beverly Healthcare. She was born on December 23, 1910 in Morocco, Indiana to Roy O. and Ruth Sheridan Ewan and came to this area in 1935 living in Richmond, Economy and Greens Fork. She attended Morocco schools and graduated from the Anderson Beauty School in Richmond. She was a beautician for 50 years and owned LaBelle Beauty Salon. She had also worked for Perfect Circle/Dana Corporation for 24 years. She was a member of Saint Andrew Church and a former member of the YMI Auxillary.
Survivors include – Daughters – Marolyn Bell DeSalle of Port St. Lucie, Florida
Carolyn Bell May (husband William B.) of Richmond
9 Great Grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Charles H. Ewan, and husbands Ted Bell, John Burton and Leslie Philhower
A prayer service will be held at 9:30 am on Tuesday (March 1, 2005) 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 Monday (February 28, 2005) from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew Church or to Seton Catholic Schools both in care of 240 South 6th St. Richmond, Indiana 47374.
Othy Earl Borden
Othy Earl Borden, age 75, of Richmond, died Saturday afternoon (February 26, 2005) at Oakridge Rehab and Specialty Care. He was born in Richmond on June 11, 1929 to Omer J. and Maggie Evans Borden and had lived here all of his life. He had worked for Achieva Resources (formerly Green Acres) and he was a member of the First Southern Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include – Sisters – Ethel Whittamore of Richmond
Mary Dailey of Lynn, Indiana
Georgia Johnson of Virginia
Brothers – Bobby Borden of Richmond
Bill Borden of Indianapolis
Nieces & Nephews
Services will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday (March 1, 2005) in Riggle – Waltermann Mortuary. Rev. Grady Slaven and Rev. David Leffel will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday (March 1, 2005) from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Achieva Resources Inc., 800 Mendleson Drive, Richmond, Indiana 47374.