Doris Eileen VanMeter Richards

January 28, 2010

Doris Eileen VanMeter Richards 86, of Frankfort, IN, died at 6:27 p.m. January 28, 2010 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born December 23, 1923 in Burlington, IN to Lonnie & Ethel (Crum) VanMeter. She married Doyal Richards on December 21, 1945 and he preceded her in death on March 22, 2001. Mrs. Richards was a 1941 graduate of Michigantown High School and lived in Frankfort most of her life. She worked at Mallory Controls for 37 ½ years, retiring in May of 1989. She was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and was an active volunteer at the YMCA Kiddy Korner. She enjoyed flower gardening

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 1, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, January 31st from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.

Survived by:

1 Son: Robert (Mary) Richards of Frankfort, IN 1 Sister: Cheryl (Dan) Daubenspeck of Atlanta, IN 1 Grandson: Blake Richards of Frankfort, IN Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her husband and 1 brother.


5 Condolences for “Doris Eileen VanMeter Richards”

  1. Beth Richards Shopshire January 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Bob and family I’m so sadden by Aunt Eileen passing. Her cooking tips I will pass on to my grand kids.There are so many great memories at the house on Kelly Rd. My prayers are with you all, Cousin Beth

  2. Georgia Richards January 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Bob, Mary and Blake,Sending my heartfelt sympathy and prayers from FL. Your Mother and Grandmother was a gracious, hospitable lady with a heart of gold. I loved her story about the “Scent of Honeysuckle” in reference to the honeysuckle that grew under her kitchen window. When Eileen was dealing with her cancer she wanted to write a book with that title. I have many great memories that I will cherish always.
    Sorry I couldn’t be there.
    Love you all,
    Aunt Georgia

  3. Ken J. Richards January 31, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    What a life and one super aunt, that we all will miss deeply. Her kindness, work ethic and devotion to family will continue on through those of us who knew her and loved her. I will not take the ability to make oatmeal cookies that she had and that we enjoyed at Indy and when they came north. Bob, Mary and Blake you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Aunt Eileen you were one special person and you will always be with us. Ken

  4. Janice Richards January 31, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Aunt Eileen was a spunky beautiful Lady. I will miss her so. The heavens are once again in ‘party mode’ now that she has arrived. Love to you Bobby, and your family during this saddened time for you. But know she awaits our arrival to join with her and the rest in the forever party of heaven……………Janice, Dolores, Jarretta, Matt, Lindsay.

  5. Max Crum February 4, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    So sorry about Eileen passing. We were unable to come to calling or funeral. She will be missed. Max & Betty

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