Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, September 21, 1964
Mr. Richmond's
Rites Today
Jester Manager, 36
Active in Affairs Here
          Services were held at 2:00 p.m. today at the Sleeth Funeral Home for  Donald L. Richmond,  36, 229 W. Washington St., manager of the  Major T. Jester Department Store, who was killed in an automobile accident near Greensburg Sunday about 5:00 a.m.
          Rev. James Horner officiated and burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery.
          Mr. Richmond had resided in Shelbyville for the past 10 years and was very active in community, civic and business affairs.
          He was a member of the Boys' Club's board of directors, a former president of the club, and was chairman of the original building committee.  He was a director and former division chairman of Scuffy; was on the board of the Salvation Army; president of Shelbyville Industrial Development, Inc.; secretary of Major T. Jester Inc., which operates stores in Shelbyville, Franklin, Columbus, Bedford and Madison, and Minear's in Greensburg and was secretary of Jester Realty Co. here.
          Mr. Richmond was one of the organizers of The Pacemakers, a group of men active in local industrial development.  He was president of Community Enterprises Inc., and was active in the retail division of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.  He received the local Jaycees Distinguished Service Award in 1960.
          Mr. Richmond was a member of the Christian Church at Kent, the Lions Club, Elks and Eagles Lodges here and the Columbia Club in Indianapolis.
          Born in Kent on February 21, 1928, he was the son of  W. Clifford and  Florence (Thompson) Richmond  who survive at Hanover, Ind.  He attended Hanover College.
          Mr. Richmond married  Janice Jester  of Shelbyville on Oct. 15, 1949.  She survives with six children,  Ruth,  Donna,  John,  Jester,  William  and  Thomas,  all at home.  Also surviving is a brother,  Jerry Richmond  of Louisville, Ky.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, June 1, 1915
Page 1
Mother  Of  The  Rev.  L.  O.  Richmond
Passed  Away  Sunday  Evening.
          Mrs.  Hannah E. Richmond,  mother of the  Rev. L. O. Richmond, who was formerly pastor of the First Presbyterian church here for three years, is dead at their home in Terre Haute, having passed away Sunday evening at the age of seventy-five years.  Mrs. Richmond made her home here with her son, all the time he was in Shelbyville, and she had  many friends in Shelbyville, who will be saddened by he news of her death.  She was a splendid woman and was loved by all who knew her.
          Referring to her death the Terre Haute Post of Monday evening, May 31, says:
          "Mrs. Hannah Richmond, 75, mother of Rev. L. O. Richmond, of the Central Presbyterian church, with whom she had made her home for the last year and a half, died after several weeks' illness, Sunday night.
          "Mrs. Richmond had become widely known in Terre Haute, thru her unusual activity.  Having been an expert mathematical instructor most of her life, she continued her work in the Terre Haute schools in the past year.  She had at several times been head of mathematics in various schools.  'It's activity that has kept me young,' she said several months ago.
          "The body will be removed to Ashtabula, O., her former home, for burial.  Tuesday afternoon has been set apart for Terre Haute friends to view the body here.
          "Rev. Richmond is the only child."
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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