The  Shelbyville  News
July 8, 2003
Mary A. “Lina” Rich, 97, of Hope, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003.
Born September 10, 1905 in Shelby County, d/o  Clarence O. Rouse  and  Rhoda E. (Worrell) Rouse.
Married  Ernest L. Rich  and he preceded her in death on May 23, 1974.
Survivors:  1 son, Melvin “Buddy” Rich  of Hope; two brothers, Arthur Max  and  Robert Rouse, both of Morristown; three sisters, Gertrude Purcell  of Osgood, Ruby Alice Hargrove  of Fairland, Lillian Theobald  of Shelbyville; three grandchildren, Kim Coy  and  Kevin Rich  of Hope, and  Kris Rich  of Clifford; and two great-grandchildren, Jason Darnell  and  Nathan Rich, both of Hope.
Preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Homemaker.  Correspondent for the Hope Star Journal. 
Member of the Clifford United Methodist Church.
Norman Funeral Home in Hope.
Burial:  Fairland Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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