Obituary for Mrs. Karen L. Richards

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Mrs. Karen L. Richards

December 31, 1942 - February 16, 2018

Karen L. (Moore) Richards, age 75, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, February 16th 2018 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.  She was a resident of Brown County.

Karen was born December 31, 1942, in Indianapolis, to the late Milton R. and Ella (Vaughn) Moore. She was a 1961 graduate of Southport High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Ball State University in 1965 and her Master’s degree in Special Education from Indiana University in 1971.

Karen retired in 2002 from Indianapolis Public School’s where she taught as an Elementary Teacher and a Special Education Teacher. Prior to that, she taught at both Indian Creek and Clark Pleasant Schools.

Karen was a member of the Nashville United Methodist Church and a former member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Brown County Historical Society and Tri Sigma Sorority. Karen was a former 4H Leader, Cub Scout Leader and a Vacation Bible School Teacher all of Brown County. She volunteered at the Indiana’s Women’s Prison as a counselor and worked the polls at the Gatesville Precinct.

Karen enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, caring for her many animals and wintering in Sanibel, Florida with her husband. She loved spending time her family, espically her grandchildren from Brown County to Chicago.

Karen is survived by her husband of 51 years, David D. Richards, whom she married on April 2, 1966 in Indianapolis. She is also survived by her children, Beth E. (Phil) Rimstidt of Brown County and Clark D. (Karin) Richards of Skokie, IL; brother, Stephen V. (Diane) Moore of Ocala, FL and seven grandchildren.

The Rev. Mary Cartwright will conduct a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 24th at the Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 S. Jefferson St. in Nashville. Friends may call from noon until service time on Saturday at the church. Services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Karen to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St. Columbus, IN 47201.

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Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Nashville United Methodist Church


36 S. Jefferson Stree
Nashville, IN 47448

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Nashville United Methodist Church


36 S. Jefferson Stree
Nashville, IN 47448

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Born: December 31, 1942
Died: February 16, 2018

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John and Merrilyn Bass posted on 2/24/18

Dave and Family, Karen always kept us strong with all she was going through. We admire and respect her sense of humor and strength to keep going. She was a great gal, good teacher and friend. We wondered if you were coming back to Fl. but she is enjoying her good health and happiness now. Thinking of you, John and Merrilyn Bass


Randy and Karen Auble posted on 2/24/18

Dave- our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Linda Fritsche Stroud posted on 2/22/18

I always enjoyed conversations & visits with Karen. Comfort & strength to Dave and the family. Linda Fritsche Stroud Manual Class of 59