Irene Richey

September 8, 2021

Irene Richey, 91, longtime Michigantown and Frankfort resident, died September 8, 2021 at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio.  She was born on May 17, 1930 in Clinton County to Edward and Mabel M. (Laughner) Ridenour.  She married William P. “Babe” Richey on June 13, 1948 and he preceded her in death on May 27, 2007.

Irene attended school in Beard and graduated from Michigantown High School in 1948.  She was a homemaker and she and Babe owned/operated Davis Fence Co. in Michigantown.  Irene was known by many as the queen of “Frogtown”.  She was a longtime member of Michigantown United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed sewing, golf, bocce ball, and bowling, and loved playing video poker and traveling with her daughter and son-in-law in their motor home.

Memorial donations may be made in Irene’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN  46240.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Noon – until the time of service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her Daughter: Pamela Kaye (Michael) Shores of Springboro, OH; Son: Monte Lee (Doris) Richey of Michigantown, IN; Grandchildren: Tammie Wimsatt, Teresa Garrison, Josh Richey, Jason Richey, Jay Shores, and Kristi Eickman; 16 Great-Grandchildren; 10 Great-Great-Grandchildren; along with countless friends.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers: Reldo, Garland, and Harley Ridenour; sisters: Audrey Meadors and Maxine Sproal; a great-granddaughter; and a great-grandson.


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13 Condolences for “Irene Richey”

  1. Wayne and Susie Brock September 9, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    We are sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wayne and Susie Brock

  2. Gloria (Ebert) and Phil Crum September 10, 2021 at 8:45 am

    So sorry to hear of Irene’s passing. Indeed she was a longtime friend of our family and community.
    With sincere sympathies.

  3. Daryl Starr September 10, 2021 at 10:52 am

    We are sorry for your loss, Josh. Our prayers are with you. Daryl Starr & Mikel Berger

  4. Bob & Janie Shurr September 10, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    Monte & Doris, Pam & Mick:
    We are praying John 14:27 prayers of peace for you and your families! So sorry for your loss.

    Bob & Janie

  5. Christine and Bruce Hughes September 10, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Dear Pam, Monte and family,

    Aunt Irene will be greatly missed. Had a lot of good times with her and all the family.
    Sending all our love to all.

  6. Nina Rogers September 10, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Pam and Monte,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of your mother and dad. We had many good times together.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Dick and Nina Rogers Langston

  7. Diana Bond September 11, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    My condolences to the family of Irene. She was such a sweet, caring woman. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  8. Debbie S.Voorhis September 12, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Dear Pam and Monte, Aunt Irene was a very special perso. I remember when she had a place in Michigantown. She gave me paint I needed, of course no charge. I will always remember our family reunions. They were wonderful. I love her with all my heart. May she Rest in Peace.

    Love and prayers,
    Debbie Voorhis

  9. Chris Valley Guffy September 13, 2021 at 7:52 am

    My childhood memories of your mom make me smile and warm my heart. She and your dad were two of
    M-town’s finest. May the memories she left on your hearts comfort you in the days to come. For sure, you have another angel watching over you.
    Prayers for you and your families,

  10. Toni Sheets Linson September 13, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Pam, so sorry. Mike’s dad lived in Michigantown and every time we’d go by your home I’d wonder about you. Last Aug. 28, Mom would have been 100. She’s been gone about 20 years now. It wasn’t easy losing Mom. It’s like we still had an umbilical cord attaching us!!! I’ll look for you on fb.

  11. Larry and Pat Newton September 13, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. We have many good memories of your Mom & Dad. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Jane A Sheets September 14, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    Monte and Pam, I am very sorry for the loss of your Mother. I remember when you lived in town. Always thought that your home on the farm was spectacular. Fortunately, it still is. Coming into Michigantown, it started to be home when you could see that big smiley face on the front of the barn. Always thought that looked like Babe!
    Shared many memories of your parents like the Michigantown Fair and the Michigantown Community in general.
    My sincere condolences to you and your families.

  13. John, Julia, Jared, and Hannah Puckett September 14, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    We’re so sorry for your loss. We’re praying for comfort and peace for all of you, and we’re sending lots of love and hugs.

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