Karen L. Platt-Reece

Karen Lee Platt-Reece, age 72, of Richmond, Indiana, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 27, 2018, at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis surrounded by her family. Born June 26, 1946, in Richmond, Indiana, to Edward Joseph and Dorothy J. Ebeling Stars, Karen was a lifelong resident of Richmond and New Paris, Ohio. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1964 and received her associate’s degree from Miami University Hamilton. Karen retired from Alcoa after 32 years and from Hills Pet Nutrition after 10 years and then worked as a customer service representative at Kohl’s. She was always in charge and spent her whole life dedicated to her family.

Mark R. Mahoney

HAGERSTOWN – Mark Ray Mahoney, 64, a former Hagerstown resident, died Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at his home in Bradenton, FL. Mark was born in New Castle on July 12, 1954 to Myron and Shirley (Myers) Mahoney. He was a member of Hagerstown First United Methodist Church, a 40+ year Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow. During the 1970s and early 1980s, he owned and operated Mark’s Office Supply in New Castle. From 1986 to 1996 he owned and operated Mark’s Office Furniture in Sarasota, Ft.

Mary Alice Evans

Muncie, IN – Mary Alice Evans, 84, of Muncie, IN passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 25, 2018 near her residence. She was born August 11, 1934 in Delaware County, IN. Mary was the daughter of Roscoe and Lois (Boyle) Bailey. She was a homemaker and had worked at Muncie Gear and Grays Restaurant. Mary was a member of Blountsville Christian Church and the Ladies Auxiliary at the church.

Teresa Skirvin

CAMBRIDGE CITY – Teresa Skirvin, 52, passed away Saturday December 22, 2018 at Heritage House of Richmond after a brief illness. A daughter of the late Simeon Jr. and Louise Ann (Shell) Haler, Teresa was born in New Castle, Indiana on December 16, 1966. She has lived most of her life in Cambridge City and graduated from Lincoln High School. She had worked at Pizza King and did foster parenting. In her leisure, Teresa enjoyed watching scary movies.

Clara A. Kaucher

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. – Clara Alice Kaucher, age 64, formerly of Wayne County, Indiana, died Wednesday, December 24, 2018, at her home. Born April 30, 1954, in Richmond, Indiana, to Carl Harvey and Norma Joann Wissler Kaucher, Clara was a lifelong resident of Wayne County, until moving to Connersville in 2014. She was a member of Middleboro United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir and was a 15-year member of the Wayne County Council for Retarded Citizens. Clara loved making crafts and helping children, including babysitting.

Death notices – Dec. 27

Wayne County
Adams, Cartha M., 57, of Richmond, died Dec. 22. Arrangements announced by Community Family Funeral Home, Richmond. Burk, Dorothy J., 85, of Manitowoc, Wisc., formerly of Richmond and New Castle, died Dec. 16.

Paul M. Chew

CENTERVILLE – Paul Monroe Chew, 86, passed away Wednesday morning Dec. 26, 2018, at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana. A son of the late Ira Monroe and Pearl Esther (Lewman) Chew, Paul was born in Henry County, Indiana, on Oct. 27, 1932. A lifelong resident of the New Lisbon/Henry County area, Paul has lived in Centerville for the past 2 years.

Elizabeth Ford

Elizabeth Ford, 87, passed away on December 24, 2018 at Henry Community Health in New Castle, IN. Elizabeth was born on June 27, 1931 in Bourbon County, Kentucky, and is the daughter of the late Avery Tilton Fryman and Blanch Viola Tucker. On October 22, 1949, she married Joe Ford. They were able to spend 62 years together until he passed away on December 17, 2011. Elizabeth worked at Ford until she retired in 1993.

Wilma D. Bishop

RICHMOND, Ind. – Wilma D. Bishop, 93, of Richmond, Indiana, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at Forest Park Health Campus. Born September 28, 1925, in Richmond, Indiana, to Robert P. and Bessie B. Corman Corman, Wilma was a life-long resident of this community. She was a 1943 graduate of Richmond High School.

Regena Y. Brown

Regena Y. Brown, 78, of Blooming Grove, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at her residence. One of five children of Kenneth and Iona Jones Adams, Regena was born in the family home in Everton on March 20, 1940. On March 4, 1961, Regena married Charles K. Brown in Everton Methodist Church, and they resided in Blooming Grove since 1967. Mr. Brown passed away on June 29, 2009.