Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Richey


The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Decatur County, Indiana
Saturday, October 6, 2007
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Lisa Richey, 31
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          Lisa Richey,  31 of Columbus, Indiana passed away on October 4, 2007 at 9:00 p.m. at her residence.  She was born on August 22, 1976 in Greensburg, Indiana to  Arthur O. Richey, Sr.  and  Sheila (Tichenor) Parish.
She was born and raised in Greensburg and has resided in Columbus for the past four months.  She enjoyed reading.
          She is survived by her father, Arthur O. Richey, Sr. of St. Paul; mother, Sheila Parish of Columbus; two brothers,  Arthur O. Richey, Jr. and  Daniel J. Richey,  both of Greensburg; two step-sisters,  Holly Beckett  of Greensburg,  Deanna Hughes  of London, KY; one step-brother,  Jay Moody, Jr.  of St. Paul and several aunts and uncles.   She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Paul and Mildred Richey and Howard and Marguerite Tichenor.
          Visitation services will be on Sunday, October 7 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Bass and Gasper Funeral Home in Westport.  Funeral services will be on Monday, October 8 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Westport Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiners Childrenís Hospital through the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Decatur County, Indiana
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
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          Joseph Richey,  19 of North Vernon, died Sunday, February 25, 2007 on the Decatur/Jennings County line.   He was born on May 8, 1987 in Batesville, Indiana and was the son of  Robert E. Richey and  Naomi Spurgin.   He worked at ResCare in Columbus.  He was a senior at Jennings County High School.
          He is survived by his parents, Robert (Laura) E. Richey of Columbus, Naomi Spurgin of North Vernon; two brothers,  Robert Richey, Jr.  of Columbus,  Joshua Richey  of Columbus; a sister,  Deanna Ellis  of San Diego, CA; three nieces,  Lillie Ellis,  Brie Ellis,  Morgan Ellis,  all of San Diego, CA and grandparents,  Virgil and  Rosemary Spurgin  of Greensburg.   He was preceded in death by his grandparents,  Paul and  Mildred Richey.
          Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2 at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 3 at the funeral home with Rev. David Steidel officiating.  Interment will be held in the Richland Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Decatur County, Indiana
10 Sep 2004
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Mildred L. Richey, 77
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          Mildred L. Richey,  77, Greensburg, died at the Odd Fellows Home Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004.  Born October 18, 1926 in Rush County, Mildred was the daughter of  Arthur Ottis White and  Bertha Milligan White.  She married  Otto Paul Richey  Feb. 7, 1953.  He preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 1980.  She was a former employee of the Odd Fellows Home for 13 years, a member of Rebeccah Lodge, and attended the Clarksburg Wesleyan Church.  She had been a resident of Clarksburg for most of her life.
          Survivors include sons:  Bob (Laura) Richey,  Columbus,  John Richey,  Greensburg,  Bill Richey,  Greensburg,  Paul (Kathy) Richey,  Greensburg,  Donald Richey,  Greensburg,  Arthur (Toni) Richey,  Greensburg,  Cecil (Brigitte) Richey,  Burney,  Mike (Joyce) Richey,  St. Paul; daughters:  Linda Mantooth,  California.,  Sandra Kay (John) Underhill,  Greensburg,  Martha Richardson (Eric),  Andersonville; a brother,  Howard White,  Greensburg; a sister,  Carolyn Hicks,  Maze; 42 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson.  She was preceded in death by a brother,  Ralph White,  and two sisters,  Dorothy White  and  Myrtle Petro.
          Visitation will be at Porter-Olliger-Pearson Funeral home in Greensburg Sunday, Sept. 12 from 2-6 p.m.  Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Harlan Cox officiating.  Burial will take place at Layton Cemetery in Williamstown.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  News-Examiner
Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana
27 May 1993
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          Stella L. Richey, 80, of Connersville, died Wednesday, May 26, 1993, at Fayette Memorial Hospital.  She was born Oct. 28, 1903, in Williamstown, Ind., the daughter of  William and  Amanda Britton Fishback.  She married  Edward Richey  on March 30, 1923.  He preceded her in death in 1959.
          Survivors include four daughters,  Mrs. Robert (Mary) Norwald  of Greensburg,  Mrs. Ralph (Ethel) Fisher  of Connersville,  Mrs. Clifford (Gladys) Fussner  of Milroy, and  Mrs. Charles (Norma) Clark  of Anderson; one step-daughter,  Mrs. Virginia Houston  of Homer; and 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three sons, two stepsons, two daughters, one stepdaughter, three sisters and three brothers.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Burns Funeral Home in Milroy.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Old Milroy Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen
Note:  Robertís last name is spelled   Narwold  in the U.S. Public Records Index, the Social Security Death Index, and in his own obituary.


The  News-Examiner
Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana
9 Apr 1990
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          Edwin R. Richey,  74, R. R. 1, Glenwood, died at 3:59 a.m. today in Fayette Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Rush County August 23, 1915, to  Edward (Pete) and  Essie Seright Richey.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a life member of the V.F.W. and a member of the Moose Lodge, both at New Castle.  He retired in 1980 from the Crysler Plant in New Castle, after 30 years service.  He had resided in the Orange area since 1972.
          Surviving are his wife, the former  Florence Lewis,  whom he married April 26, 1945; one son,  Tony A. Richey,  R. R. 1, Glenwood; one sister,  Mrs. Virginia Houston  of Homer; four half sisters,  Mrs. Mary Norwald  of Greensburg,  Mrs. Ralph (Ethel) Fisher  of Connersville,  Mrs. Gladys Fussner  of Milroy and  Mrs. Norma Clark  of Anderson; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one brother, one sister, two half brothers and one half sister.
          Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Moster and Cox Mortuary in Rushville, where friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Orange Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Rush County Cancer Fund.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Decatur County, Indiana
Monday, 27 Oct 1980
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          Otto Paul Richey,  56, Clarksburg community resident, died Sunday morning in the Decatur County Memorial Hospital.  He was a disabled veteran, having served in the Army during World War II.  Mr. Richey was born May 18, 1924, in Rush County, the son of  Edward A. and  Stella Fishback Richey,  and his mother survives, residing in Connersville.  He was married to  Mildred White  Feb. 7, 1953, and she survives, with eight sons:  Paul Lee Richey,  Rockwood, Tenn.,  Donald Edward,  Arthur Otis  and  Cecil Dale Richey,  all of Greensburg,  William Eugene Richey,  Clarksburg, and  Michael Wayne,  John David and  Robert Earl Richey,  all at home; two daughters:  Mrs. Eric (Martha Jane) Richardson,  R.R. 2, Rushville and  Mrs. Mike (Sandra Kay) Moody,  Rushville; one step-daughter,  Linda Lou Yufuku,  California; four sisters:  Mrs. Mary Narwold,  Greensburg,  Mrs. Gladys Fussner,  Rushville,  Mrs. Ethel Fisher,  Connersville and  Mrs. Norma Clark,  Anderson; one half-brother,  Edwin Richey,  Orange and one half-sister,  Mrs. Virginia Hauston [sic--Houston],  Homer and 22 grandchildren.
          He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Rushville and the Clarksburg Wesleyan Church.  The services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home with burial in the Layton Cemetery at Williamstown.  Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
February 26, 1979
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Mrs. Max (Jerrie Ann) Richey, 38, Milroy, died Saturday.
Mother of five at home. Moscow Christian Church, Rush Co Home Ec Club, Monday Study Club.
Born 13 Jan 1941, Rush Co, d/o  William C.  and  Ann Elizabeth (Roby) Meyer.
Moscow Christian Church;  James King, officiate.
Burial Moscow Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, February 12, 1957
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS.  RICHEY,  73
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Rites  Thursday  For
Lifelong  County  Woman
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          Mrs. Nora B. Richey,  73,  a lifelong resident of Shelby county who spent most of her life in the Marietta community, died at her home, 228 E. Pennsylvania St., at 4:25 a.m. today following an illness of several years.  Death was attributed to complications.
          Mrs. Richey was born Oct. 25, 1883, the daughter of  Nelson and  Julia (Lewis) Spurlin.  She was united in marriage to  Samuel Mohr  in 19021 she was married to  Daniel Z. Richey, who died March 28, 1946.  Mrs. Richey moved to Shelbyville in 1943 and was an active member of the Marietta Methodist Church.
          Survivors include one daughter,  Mrs. Edith Haltom  of R. R. 6, Shelbyville; a granddaughter,  Mrs. Eileen Martin  of Lincoln Park, Mich.; a brother ,  Harry Spurlin  of R. R. 5, Shelbyville, and four great-grandchildren.  Four brothers, one sister and a granddaughter preceded in death.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Murphy Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Alonzo Hamilton officiating.  Interment will be in the Miller Cemetery and friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Decatur County, Indiana
Tuesday, 21 Aug 1951
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Injuries Are
Fatal to Man
Rushville Rites
For William Richey
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          Funeral rites will be held at the Wyatt Memorial mortuary at Rushville at 2 p.m. Wednesday for  William A. Richey,  21, former resident of Milroy.  The Rev. Frank Helme, pastor of the Main Street Christian church at Rushville, will officiate.  Burial will be made in the Milroy cemetery.  Mr. Richey died at 10:35 a.m. Monday at the Rush Memorial hospital from injuries sustained early Friday in an automobile accident two miles north of Rushville.  He was the third person to die this year as a result of Rush county traffic accidents.  His skull was fractured when his car overturned and he never regained consciousness.
          An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Richey was born September 4, 1929, at Williamstown, a son of  Edward A. and  Stella Fishback Richey.  He was married to  Frances Jewell.
          Survivors include his widow; parents, who now reside at Greensburg; five sisters,  Mrs. Mary Brown  and  Mrs. Ethel Brown,  both of Greensburg,  Mrs. Gladys Fussner  and  Mrs. Naomi Martin  of Rushville and  Miss Norma Richey,  Greensburg; a brother,  Paul Richey,  Rushville; two half-sisters,  Mrs. Helen Myers  of North Salem and  Mrs. Virginia Houston  of Homer, and two half-brothers,  Robert Richey,  New Castle, and  Edwin Richey,  Milroy.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, April 13, 1951
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HARRY  RICHEY  DIES  AT  HOME
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Heart Ailment Is Fatal To
Waldron Man; Rites Sunday
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          A lifelong Shelby county resident, Harry Newton Richey, 74, died at his home in Waldron this morning at 2:30 o'clock.  He had been in failing health, suffering with a heart condition, for the past year and his condition became critical Thursday morning.
          The son of  John  and  Harriet (Anderson) Richey, he was born in Waldron on October 13, 1876.  On June 4, 1899, he was married to  Anna Price  who survives with a son  Ralph Richey  of Waldron.  Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Munson  of Indianapolis, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
          Funeral services, in charge of the Carmony Funeral Home of St. Paul, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the home of  Mrs. Fred Richey  in Waldron.  Rev. Kenneth Neuenschwander will officiate.  Burial will be at the VanPelt cemetery.  Friends may call at the home of  Mrs. Richey after 7:00 o'clock this evening.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, March 30, 1946
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HEART  DISEASE  CAUSES  DEATH
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Daniel  Richey, 60, Dies
at  Indianapolis
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          Ill for several months and in a critical condition for the past week,  Daniel Z. Richey, age 60, of 405 north Noble St., died at Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis at 8:00 p.m. Thursday.  Death was the result of heart disease.  
          He was the son of  John and  Rhoda Richey  and was born in Hendricks township on August 20, 1885.  He was married to  Nora B. Spurlin, of Shelby county on July 3, 1912.  He lived in the Marietta community most of his life where he operated a blacksmith and carriage shop.  Three years ago he moved to Shelbyville and was employed as custodian of the court house.  Early in life he united with the Methodist church at Marietta.  Survivors are the wife, one stepdaughter, Mrs. Edith Weddle, of New Palestine; one sister, Mrs. Mary Phares, of Beech Grove; one stepgranddaughter, Mrs. Ileane Martin, and one stepgrandson, Dannie Nolan Martin, both of Shelbyville.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home with Rev. Clarence Hager officiating.  Burial will be in the Miller cemetery.  Pallbearers will be  John W. Scott,  Edward and  Charles Henderson,  Dale McClain,  Oren Shutt  and  Floyd Brattain.  Friends may call at the Murphy funeral home after 3:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, June 25, 1918
Page 4, column 3
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LOCKJAW
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Caused Death of William Richey,
of East Franklin Street
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          William Richey, 136 East Franklin street, died at 6:00 o'clock this morning at his home from the effects of lockjaw which developed from a wound caused by running the prongs of a pitch fork through his hand some time ago.  Mr. Richey's wife died several years ago.  He is survived by three sons, Albert, who lives here, Alonzo and Elmer, of Marietta, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Wood, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Mary Stine, of this city, and one brother, Samuel, of Marietta.  He was a prominent member of the M.P. Church there and also of the K. of P. lodge.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Marietta M.P. Church tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 o'clock by the Rev. James Ricketts, and the burial will be made in the Miller cemetery in charge of Hendrickson & Sleeth.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, June 8, 1914
Page 4 column 1
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MRS.  WILLIAM  RICHEY
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Died Saturday Afternoon at Her
Home in Hendricks Township
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          The funeral services for the late Mrs. [Phoebe Ann] Richey, who died Saturday afternoon at four o'clock at her home in Marietta, Hendricks township, were held this morning at ten o'clock at the Marietta M.P. Church, Rev. J.G. Smith officiated. Burial was made in the Miller cemetery in charge of Hendrickson & Sleeth of this city. At the time of her death Mrs. Richey was aged fifty-three years, ten months and six days. Her death was caused by tuberculosis, with which she had been suffering for the last two years. For the last week her condition had been such that it was seen that death was near at hand. Mrs. Richey was well known in the south part of the county, as she had been born there and had lived all of her life in the neighborhood of Marietta. She leaves her husband, three sons, Alonzo and Elmer, who live at home, and Albert, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. James Hill and Mrs. Rhoda Ritchey.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 30, 1914
Page 2, column 3
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JOHN  RICHEY  DEAD
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Prominent Resident of Hendricks Township
Passed Away at Noon Monday
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          John Richey, aged sixty-eight years, eleven months and twenty days died this morning at his home in Marietta.  Death was caused by a complication of diseases and followed an illness of four months.  Mr. Richey was born in Kentucky.  He moved to this county with his parents when two years old and had spent all of his life since then near Marietta.  He owned a blacksmith shop in that village.  He was a member of the Marietta M.P. Church.  Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Beard, of this city, and Mrs. Melvin Ricketts, of Marietta; one son, Daniel Richey, of Marietta; two sisters and two brothers.  The funeral will be announced later by Hendrickson & Sleeth.
Ibid.
Tuesday March 31, 1914
Page 2,  column 4
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DEATHS AND FUNERALS
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          The funeral services of the late John M. Richey will be held Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at the late home, at Marietta, Hendricks township, the Rev. J. C. Ricketts officiating.  Burial will be made in the Miller cemetery in charge of Hendrickson & Sleeth.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 2, 1908
Page 4 column 6
DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS
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          Flossie Ritchey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ritchey, died at her home in Marietta this morning at 7:30 o'clock of lung trouble, age fourteen years, three months and twenty-four days.  Miss Ritchey leaves five brothers. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 o'clock p.m. at the M.P. church at Marietta, with Rev. Schwartzkopf officiating. Interment in the Miller cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, December 26, 1895
Page 3, column 1
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          Mrs. Nancy Richey died at the home of her son, John Richey, in Waldron, at three o'clock a.m. Friday, December 20, of asthma, aged seventy-five years.  Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, in Waldron at ten o'clock a.m. Sunday, December 22, Rev. John Clouds officiating.  Interment in the Middletown cemetery.  Funeral in charge of Cummins & Edwards.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, November 22, 1893
Page 4 column 1
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          A. H. Richey died at the residence of his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Stine, in Jackson township, at 4 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, aged 73 years. The remains will be buried at the Miller graveyard Wednesday, November 22. Services at the M.P. church in Marietta at 11 a.m., leave the house at 10 a.m. Rev. Ledbetter, officiating. D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, September 5, 1893
Page 1, column 5
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          Hez Richey, it was reported on the streets this morning, died at his home in Marietta at an early hour, of a complication of diseases.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Sherry Davis-Ellis


The  Daily  Democrat
Monday, September 4, 1893
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          Mrs. Ritchie, aged about seventy, while crossing the Big Four tracks at Adams, was struck by the local freight yesterday afternoon and instantly killed.  The train which struck the old lady was in charge of Conductor Harry Kennington.  Harry was here yesterday evening and was greatly affected by the sad accident, although he said none of the train's crew were in any wise to blame for her death.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 5, 1893
Page 3 column 1
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          Francis M. Richey  died at his home No. 85 South West street at 8 a.m. Wednesday, December 28th of paralysis.  Age 54 years.  He was born in Scioto county, Ohio October 15, 1838.  He came with his parents to Indiana when he was fifteen years of age, and for some time they made their home on a farm near Smithland. He enlisted as a soldier of the Union on December 5, 1863.  He was first a member of Co. B, 70th Regiment, Indiana Infantry of Volunteers, the regiment of which Gen. Benjamin Harrison had charge.  He was afterwards transferred to the 33rd regiment.
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Page 3 column 1
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          The will of  Franklin Richey  was admitted to probate yesterday.  All of his property was bequeathed to his mother, Jane Fleming.  James H. Davisson was named as executor.  Bond $300.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Wednesday, March 23, 1887
Page 4 column 3
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          Mr. David Lee, a school teacher of Hendricks township, came to this city today about 11 o'clock with the startling news that Mrs. Abner Richey, of Marietta, tried to end her life at that place this morning by cutting her throat with a knife and by cutting her stomach. When he left the woman was still alive but the gashes were of such a frightful nature that death was looked for at any moment. We were unable to find Mr. Lee to learn the full particulars, and cannot give the reasons for the desperate deed. During the winter we understand, the woman fell and injured herself to such an extent, that since then she has been confined to her house and bed, and this may have worked upon her mind until she concluded that life was not worth living and took the measures above spoken of to end her sufferings. Her husband is about seventy years old and she must be near that age. She is the mother of Hez Richey of that place.
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March 24, 1887
Page 1 column 4
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          Mrs. Abner [America] Richey, who tried to end her life yesterday by cutting her throat and stomach, lingered in great agony until 4:30 this morning when she died. The desperate deed was committed in a fit of insanity, brought about by great sorrow and bodily infirmities. The remains were interred at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Miller graveyard.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, March 24, 1887
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DEATH  OF  MRS. RICHIE
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At her home in Marietta Last Night
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          Mrs. Abner Richie died at her home in Marietta at half-past four o'clock yesterday afternoon from the effects of the injuries inflicted on herself yesterday morning, an account of which was published in yesterday's issue.  The remains were interred at the miller cemetery this afternoon by D. B. Wilson funeral director.  The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Jones of Jollity.  Mrs. Richie had been ailing since last December, when she fell and broke her arm, and her sufferings caused her to become despondent, and, in all probability unsettled her reason.  She got up yesterday morning as usual and as she was never watched and at the time she inflicted the injuries about 8 o'clock a.m. which caused her death she was alone in the room her daughter Mary being in the kitchen and hearing her mother scream came running in.  She found her mother lying on the hearth covered with blood which proceeded from a gash about three inches long in her throat.  She at once procured a basin with warm water and started to wash off the blood and ascertain the extant of the injury, but as she was about to wipe away the blood she saw the dreadful gash measuring ten inches in length in the abdomen and fled screaming from the room.  Medical aid was soon procured but she was beyond the reach of human aid and died as above stated.
Submitted by Sherry Ellis and David Craig


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, December 12, 1872
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          Died, in Waldron, Ind., Dec. 9th, Mrs. Amanda Richey, wife of  Mr. John Richey, Jr.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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