Martha G. Richards 89, of West Lafayette, IN and previously of Frankfort, Indiana died peacefully at Hospice of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday June 10, 2009.
Martha had been a Secretary in the Registrar’s Office at Purdue University for over twenty five years; she was a seamstress and loved to sew her own clothes. She had worked at several jobs in the Frankfort area, cook at the Frankfort High School, Mann’s Turkey Farm, Williamsburg Inn, and Alden’s to name a few. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Frankfort and active in Lafayette also.
Visitation and Services
Services 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 17th at Goodwin Funeral Home with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Burial: Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Martha G. Richards Memorial Fund at any Fifth Third Bank location.
She is survived by her only son William “Jim” Richards a past resident of Frankfort and now living in Dayton, OH, with his wife Cindi, daughters Melissa & Megan, son Matthew, and great-grand children Taylor and Nora. Martha is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Martha is survived also by her only living brother Jim Combs of Lake Forest, IL
She was preceded in death by her parents W.B. and Gertrude Combs, her loving husband William A. Richards and her brothers, John Combs, Bill Combs, and Sister, Lillian Hendricks.
It is hard to put into words the meaning of what Bill and Martha meant to us. The corner of stadium and vine is where Dan & I met those many years ago. Martha helped Dan wrap up my engagement ring in several boxes. It was always a pleasure to go visit and talk and hear all of the stories. We enjoyed sitting with her in church and if the girls were with us she would always get them to giggling. She will be missed much and will always think of her smile and that ornery look she had at times. And all of this stuff and that stuff.
Love and Prayers, hold on to those loving memories.
Donna and Dan
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