Deborah (Debbie) Sue Petitt

Deborah (Debbie) Sue Petitt died unexpectedly in her home on October 14, 2020 in Richmond, Indiana. Deborah was born July 23, 1963 to Winford Petitt and Wanda (Kenny) Drook of Richmond, Indiana. Debbie attended and graduated from Richmond High School. She worked for Economy Plumbers for several years as a secretary for her dad. Deborah spent time watching her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Donna J. Necessary

Donna J. Necessary, age 88, of Richmond, Indiana, died Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at Reid Health. Born August 30, 1932, in Richmond, Indiana, to Rex T. and Jewel L. Everman Gifford, Donna was a life-long resident of this community. She attended Richmond High School. Donna worked at Wayne Works for 18 years and previously worked at Avco for several years. She was a member of the VFW Kirk-Little Post 1108 Auxiliary, American Legion Harry Ray Post #65 Auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Druids Lodge, and Women of the Moose Chapter 534.

Virginia Lee (Cox) McKinney

Virginia Lee (Cox) McKinney was born May 25, 1944 in Richmond, Indiana. The daughter of Roy Lee Cox and Verna Belle Abrams Cox. Lived in Richmond, Indiana. Attended Living Faith Church of God. Graduate of Centerville High School class of 1962.

Elinor G. Troupe

Elinor G. Troupe, 95, of New Castle passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at Heritage House of New Castle. She was born February 3, 1925 in Norristown, PA to the late William and Daisy (Gaynor) Garrett. She graduated from Eisenhower High School in Norristown, PA. Elinor married John Troupe on December 25, 1949 in Broomall, PA; they were married 33 years before his passing in 1982. She has been a resident of New Castle since 1950.

Jimmie P. Martin

Mrs. Jimmie P. Martin, 76, passed away peacefully in her home south of Fountain City on Friday, October 16. Jimmie was born on July 15, 1944 in Randolph County, Indiana to James W. & Mary L. McKinney Hunt. She married John Burgess Martin II 60 years ago on October 8, 1960. They were blessed with two children as they made a life together on the family farm. Jimmie will be missed by her husband, John B. Martin II; daughter & son-in-law, Debbie & Chuck Crim; son & daughter-in-law, John B. III & Linda Martin, grandchildren, Stephen Crim and Amanda Snyder & her husband, TJ; sisters, Gloria Hill, Sue Funk and Wilma Kleman; nieces & nephews.

Madeline V. Hobbs

Madeline V. Hobbs, 89, passed away after a long illness of Alzheimer’s. She was born May 6, 1931, to the late Homer F. and Hazel G. Harkleroad McMurray, in Sullivan County Tennessee. She attended Hiltons High School in Hiltons, Virginia. In 1948 she married the late Clyde W. Hobbs, Sr. of Scott County Virginia. They moved to Richmond, where she devoted her life to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Twyla May Templeton

Twyla May Templeton, 59, of Connersville, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020. She was born in Sand Gap, Kentucky on June 17, 1962, one of seven children of Virgil and Lovella Jean (Lakes) Templeton. She left Kentucky in 1966, and later moved to Dayton, Ohio for six years. Four of those years, she spent as a licensed manicurist. From there, she moved to Connersville.

Roger E. Wright

Roger E. Wright, age 55, of New Castle, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 in New Castle. He was born May 22, 1965 in Richmond, Indiana and was a son of the late St. Elmo “Bill” Wright and Mary Evelyn Abbott Wright. He lived most of his life in New Castle and worked as a roofer for several years. Left to cherish his memory include his wife, Starleta Yorn Wright; a sister, Charlotte Hudson; three nephews, Brock Coffee, Keith and Josh Hudson; three nieces, Brooke and Randie Reier and Chelsea Hudson.

Lee Ann Higgins

Lee Ann Higgins, age 52, of Richmond died unexpectedly on Tuesday (October 13, 2020) at her home. She was born on September 24, 1968 in Richmond, Indiana to Thomas and Linda Austerman and had lived here all her life. Lee was a 1986 graduate of Richmond High School and worked for Do Ri Me (now known as Legends) Bowling Alley. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family especially her children and grandchildren. Lee adored her dogs and enjoyed traveling to Tennessee to visit family.

Joanne Lorraine (Hart) Bond

Joanne Lorraine (Hart) Bond

Born November 1,1942 in Freeport, Long Island New York to F. Stewart Hart and Alma L. Sheppard. Joanne passed away at Carle Hospital in Urbana, IL, with her daughter, Michele, by her side, on October 7, 2020 at 2:53 AM. She was a lifelong learner and loved education. After graduating from Williamsburg, IN High School, she attended Ball State University, where she obtained her teaching degree. She taught 6th grade at Whitewater Fountain City School as Miss Hart.