John W. Richards, age 81, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Trafalgar.
John was born on October 9, 1934 in Brown County, to the late, Leo Paul and Velma V. (Waltman) Richards. He was a 1951 graduate of Helmsburg High School. John married Linda S. (Yeich) Richards on September 30, 1998 in Franklin. She lovingly survives.
John retired in 1992 as a Jobber for Standard Oil Company after 22 years of service in the Trafalgar area. Prior to that, he worked at the Standard Oil Company Warehouse in Indianapolis as a delivery driver for 17 years. John enjoyed attending and participating in the Rushville Steam Engine Show where he operated a Steam Saw Mill with his brothers and friends. He also enjoyed fishing, deer & squirrel hunting and mushroom hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Brenda (Bradley) Stone of Morgantown, Kathy (Larry) Abel of Trafalgar, John (Nan) Richards of Martinsville, Anthony (Starla) Lykins of Indianapolis, Tina (Gary) Lape of Brown County and Nikole (Jimmie) Mull of New Whiteland; siblings, Charlie (Mary Jane) Richards, Bob (Elaine) Richards and Mary Voland all of Brown County; 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Richards.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25th 2016 at the Morgantown Senior Center: 269 W. Washington Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until service time at the Senior Center. Cremation services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.
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