Obituary for Mrs. Elsie M. Richhart

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Mrs. Elsie M. Richhart

March 31, 1929 - January 27, 2019

Elsie M. (Throckmorton) Richhart, age 89, passed away Sunday evening, January 27, 2019 at the Cobblestone Crossing Health Campus in Terre Haute. She was a resident of Franklin and a former resident of Trafalgar.

She was born March 31, 1929 in Morgantown, to the late Joseph Allen and Elsie Grace (Young) Throckmorton. Elsie was a 1947 graduate of Trafalgar High School and went on to marry Leslie “Les” L. Richhart on February 7, 1948 in Morgantown. He preceded her in death on March 15, 2013 after 65 loving years of marriage.

Elsie retired in 1979 as a bank teller for Union Bank & Trust in Trafalgar after 30 years of service. She was a member of the Franklin Memorial Christian Church and a former member of the Whiteland Christian Church and the First Christian Church of Morgantown. Her hobbies included cooking and baking, working in her yard and feeding the hummingbirds. Elsie was a fan of Bobby Knight and enjoyed crocheting over 200 afghans for family and friends.

She is survived by siblings, Marguerite Richhart of Franklin and Richard (Cathy) Throckmorton of Veedersburg; God-daughters, Katie Layman of Terre Haute and Makaleigh Layman of Nineveh; and several nieces and nephews.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Les and siblings, Allen, Joseph, Howard and Edward Throckmorton, Pearl Buckner and Dorothy Cummings.

The Rev. Larry McAdams will conduct a funeral service on Friday at 11 a.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Richhart family at Information: (812) 597-4670



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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Friday, February 1, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, February 1, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

East Hill Cemetery


, Morgantown, ,

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Born: March 31, 1929
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Larry R Allen posted on 1/30/19

When I preached in Morgan County in the 60's and early 70's, I banked at Trafalgar (where I was born & reared) and got to know Elsie. Over the years we also ran into one another at various church functions. She was a sweet lady and Les was a gentleman. I always enjoyed their company. The final time I saw them was at a service at Christian Chapel Church around 2012. Her brother, Richard, and I preached at Pleasant Grove Christian Church in separate ministries. My condolences to the family. It is Elsie's joy to see the face of Jesus before us!


William Richhart posted on 1/29/19

So sad to receive the news of Elsies passing. Will never forget her warm embracing smile whether she was holding her newly born niece Lorrene, greeting me as I entered the bank on Pearl street in Trafalgar or giving me a hug at Leslie's memorial service which was our last face to face. RIP Elsie as you and Les CELEBRATE.