Howard Edwin Cohee
Howard Edwin Cohee, age 64, of Richmond, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning (August 1, 2005). He was born in Richmond on September 30, 1940 to Howard and Verna Dowell Cohee and had lived in Tampa Florida from 1968 to 1992 where he owned and operated Northgate Shoe Repair before returning to Richmond. In Richmond, he had worked for Sanyo Laser Products and for J & J Packaging.
Survivors include 9 Children
His Mother Verna Cohee of Richmond
Sister Sheree (Earl) Koons of Richmond
Brother James H. Cohee of Richmond
Close friend Bill Bowman of Richmond
3 Nieces and a nephew.
Public services will be held in Goshen Cemetery at 11:00 am on Wednesday (August 3, 2005). Rev. Mike Holman will officiate. There will be no public calling. Arrangements are being handled by Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary.
Carl Evan Smith
Carl Evan Smith, age 87, of Richmond, died Wednesday evening (August 3, 2005) at Reid Hospital. He was born on July 15, 1918 on Snail Creek Road in Brookville, Indiana to Alexander Martin and Carrie Etta Lacy Smith and he attended Brookville schools. He married Catherine B. Halstead in September 1939 and together they had eight children. Carl owned and operated a coal company while living in Brookville. He worked at several lumber companies in Richmond including Wayne County Lumber Company, Richmond Lumber Company and PK Lumber Company before retiring. After retirement, he worked part-time for Tom Raper RVs delivering campers to and from various locations.. His wife Catherine died in March 1981. In 1983 he met and married Margaret Gaynelle Peggy Frazer Smith. Carl and Margaret were avid campers and spent many winters in Florida. He made many friends during his travels. Carl was a member of the Williamsburg Church of the Nazarene and of the Area 9 Agency on Aging. He was a member and board member of the Richmond Senior Center and had belonged to the Home Builders Association. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include Wife Margaret Peggy Smith
Daughters Ruby (Eldon) Cornelius of Brookville
Viola (Bill) Browning of Brookville
Connie Keller of Connersville
Patti (John) Stephenson of Williamsburg
Carla (David) Curry of Liberty
Son Rolla (Mary) Smith of Richmond
Step-Son John Gnau of Richmond
His daughters, Etta DeLucio, died in April 1975 and Mary Ellen Willett died in February 2000. Four brothers, Claude, William, Herbert and Curtis Smith are also deceaded.
Together, Carl and Margaret have thirty grandchildren (two deceased) and forty three great grandchildren (two deceased).
Services will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday (August 8, 2005) in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens where military graveside services will be conducted by the Wayne County Veterans Council. Friends may call on Sunday (August 7, 2005) from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Genevieve A. "Jenny" Dishner
Genevieve A. Jenny Dishner, age 82, of Richmond, died Saturday morning (August 13, 2005) at Reid Hospital. She was born in Richmond on January 16, 1923 to Joseph F. and Dessie Irvine Hoch and had lived here all of her life. She was a graduate of Richmond High School and had owned and operated Curts Work Clothing, the Tot Shop and Deb-n-Heir. She was an avid bowler and active in the local bowling scene. She was a member of the YMI Auxiliary and had belonged to the former Saint Anns Altar Society. She was a member of Saint Andrew Church. Her husband, Curtis Dishner, died on Decemer 5, 1981.
Survivors include Son James (Susan) Dishner of Indianapolis
Daughters Linda (Dale) Werner of Richmond
Lisa (Rockford) Holliday of Richmond
Gena (Clarence) Hyre of Papillon, Nebraska
Sister Agnes Kendrick of Richmond
Her sister-in-law, life-long friend and business partner Lillian Dishner of Richmond
4 Great Grandchildren
Nieces & Nephews
Three brothers and two sisters are also deceased.
A prayer service will be held at 9:30 am on Wednesday (August 17, 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 Tuesday (August 16, 2005) from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Reid Hospital Foundation for Hospice, 1401 Chester Blvd. Richmond, IN 47374.
Esther Elizabeth DeBus
Esther Elizabeth DeBus, age 98, formerly of Richmond, died Friday (August 19, 2005) in West View Manor Nursing Home in Wooster, Ohio. She was born in Richmond on April 6, 1907 to James L. and Mary Frances Mitchell DeBus and had lived here all of her life until moving to Wooster about 9 years ago. She attended the Saint Louis Conservatory of Music, Earlham College and received a degree from Cincinnati College of Music. She was well known in Richmond music circles, having taught piano to hundreds of students from the time she was 18 years old until her retirement at age 89. She was an accomplished organist and for many years sang with the Richmond Symphony Choir. She was a member of the National Piano Guild and was a charter member of the former Daughters of Isabella, Little Flower Circle #350 and of Saint Mary Guild. Miss DeBus was a member of Saint Mary Church in Wooster and Saint Mary Church in Richmond where she attended until 1996 and occasionally served as organist
Survivors include Niece Marjorie Eileen Obrotka of Center Barnstead, NH
Nephew Ronald James Hercules of Wooster, OH
5 Great Nieces
1 Great Nephew
10 Great Nieces & Nephews
Her sister, Margaret Eileen Hercules, died in 1993
A prayer service will be held at 9:30 am on Monday (August 22, 2005) in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Saint Mary Church (Richmond). Burial will be in Saint Mary Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday (August 21, 2005) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Birthright , 303 South 6th Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374.
Janice Mosier, age 54, formerly of Richmond, died unexpectedly on Monday (August 22, 2005) in Warren, Michigan. She was born in Belton, Texas on May 4, 1951 to Eldon and Anne Thornburg Bryant and had lived in Richmond most of her life before moving to Michigan in 1992. She was a graduate of Richmond High School and she was a homemaker. She had also worked in child care.
Survivors include Husband Don Mosier
Sons Bob Mosier of Columbus, Indiana
Ed (Heidi) Mosier of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Jeff Mosier of Roseville, Michigan
Mother Anne T. Bryant of Richmond
Sisters Carolyn Bryant of Richmond
Linda Kowal of Charleston, South Carolina
Brother B.J. (Pam) Bryant of Richmond
Grandchildren Gavin and Olivia Mosier
Jeffrey and Jenni Mosier
Nieces & Nephews
Her father, Rev. Eldon Bryant, died November 17, 1991.
A memorial service will be held in Richmond at 10:00 am on Saturday (August 27, 2005) in First Christian Church. Rev. Dixie Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Union City Cemetery. Riggle Waltermann Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements.
Maj. Hallie B. Hickey
Maj. Hallie B. Hickey, age 70, formerly of Richmond, died Monday morning (August 29, 2005) at Saint Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Danville, Kentucky on May 3, 1935 to William and Mary Frances Hafley Curren and then lived in Richmond graduating from Richmond High School. She was a graduate of the Salvation Army College for Officer Training and was ordained into the ministry in 1960. She was a retired officer for the Salvation Army where she and her husband served numerous appointments before moving to Leesburg, Florida six years ago. She was a former member of the Altrusa Club and was the founder of the Anderson Womens Auxiliary for the Salvation Army
Survivors include Husband Maj. Donald Hickey (to whom she was married 51 years)
Sons Donald Hickey of Webster, Florida
Lesley Hickey of Saint Charles, Michigan
Daughter Kimberly Eyler of Leesburg, Florida
Grandchildren Samantha Marriott, Donald Hickey, Kaisha Hickey, Adam Hickey, Amanda Forwerck, Michael Goad, Alicyn Hickey, Samantha Drielick and Jason Drielick
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday (September 1, 2005) in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary. Major Timothy Parker will officiate. Burial will be later in Leesburg, Florida. Friends may call on Wednesday (August 31, 2005) from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. The family will also receive friends following the service on Thursday at the Salvation Army Citadel, 707 South A Street, in Richmond.
Robert A. Robbins
Robert A. Robbins, age 93, of Richmond, died Thursday (September 1, 2005) at Rose Gate Village. He was born in Richmond on February 12, 1912 to Jacob F. and Anna Borton Robbins and had lived here all of his life. He was a graduate of Morton High School and had worked as personnel manager at the former Crosley Manufacturing Co. He had also worked in sales for the former Vivian Buick for twenty years. He was a member of First Friends Meeting where he served as chairman of ushers for over 20 years. He was a former member of Richmond Lodge #196 F & AM. and a member of Whitewater Lodge #41 IOOF. His wife, June V. Robbins, died on January 16, 1994.
Survivors include Daughters Patricia June (Darrell) Parshall of Richmond
Carol Ann (Gene) Kovach of Shreveport, Louisiana
Son Roland L. (Betty) Robbins of Snellville, Georgia
9 Great Grandchildren
a twin brother, Roland Robbins, and a grandson, Terry Kovach, are also deceased.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday (September 8, 2005) in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary. Doug Gwyn will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Crown Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday (September 7, 2005) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Friends Meeing, 2010 Chester Blvd., Richmond, Indiana 47374
James F. Nolley
James Frederick Jim Nolley, age 64, of Richmond, died Thursday (September 1, 2005) at Heritage House of Richmond after an extended illness with cancer. He was born in Washington, Indiana on March 11, 1941 to James Franklin and Bonnie M. Herndon Nolley and was a 1959 graduate of Alfordsville High School. Being raised on a farm created his love for the outdoors. He was a construction and utility worker most of his life. He worked for John H. Kreitz, Inc. (Washington, Indiana) in construction and then worked for 35 years for the Rural Electric Membership Corp. working with the Davies-Martin County REMC, the Wayne County and Whitewater Valley REMC. He was a lineman for 20 years with the Davies-Martin and Wayne County REMC and then served as Line Superintendent for the Wayne County REMC for 12 years. After Wayne County, Fayette County and Union County REMCs merged to form Whitewater Valley REMC, he served as Director of Operations retiring in 1996. After retirement, he worked part-time as a carpenter doing remodeling and building. He also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and pursuing his hobbies of hunting, fishing and woodworking. He enjoyed sports and was an avid NASCAR race fan. He was a member of Holy Family Church and a past member of the Druids and Moose Lodges.
Survivors include Wife Julie Ann Nolley
His ex-wife and mother of his children Shirley Ann Morris of Richmond
Son Darrell Dewayne (Leah) Nolley of Connersville
Daughters Denise Lynn (Richard) Osborne of Centerville
Deneen Marie (Phillip) Phenis of Riverview, Florida
Step-children Valerie Ann (Anthony) Arnold of Centerville
Michael Dale Helms of Richmond
Tammy R. Helms of Richmond
Sisters Cheryl Ann (Ted) Morgan of Jasper, Indiana
Rebecca Lynn (Ed) Simmerman of Loogootee, Indiana
4 Great Grandchildren
Nieces & Nephews
A prayer service will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday (September 3, 2005) in Riggle Waltermann Mortuary followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Holy Family Church. Burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday (September 2, 2005) from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1401 Chester Blvd. Richmond, IN 47374.