Mary E. Brinker

Mary E. Brinker, age 100, passed away Tuesday afternoon (April 13, 2021) from a sudden illness. She was the only child of Walt and Ruby Pilgrim Eickemeyer born on September 7, 1920 in Richmond, Indiana. Mary attended St. John’s Lutheran School, Hibberd School and graduated from Richmond High School (formerly known as Morton High School). She attended Richmond Business College which led to her employment as a secretary at Ralston Purina.

Claude F. “Griz” Seibel Jr.

Claude F. “Griz” Seibel Jr., age 72, formerly of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the Dayton VA Medical Center. Born March 11, 1949, in Brookville, Ohio, to Claude F. and Mabel Raymer Seibel Sr., Claude moved to Richmond in 2008. He graduated from Brookville High School in Ohio. Claude served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. in 2014, after working there for 10 years and previously worked for Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (American Aggregates) for almost 30 years.

Carl J. Mundell

Carl J. Mundell, age 99, of Richmond, Indiana, died Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center in New Castle, Indiana. Born June 26, 1921, in Markleville, Indiana, to Everett and Ella Cole Mundell, Carl lived in Markleville and Fishers, Indiana, before moving to Richmond in 2006. He flew B-52 Bombers for the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. Carl retired from General Motors after working in the model shop as a tool and die maker for more than 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and had been a member of the Grand Lodge of Indiana F. & A.M. for over 50 years.

Susan J. Oaks

Susan J. Oaks, 74 of Richmond, Indiana passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021. She was born on January 12, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Merrill G. and Mildred F. (Garrigus) Oaks.  Susan is survived by her brother, Stephen Oaks (Brenda); nephews, Heath Oaks (Emily), Kyle Oaks (Adrienne) and Michael Oaks; nieces, Rachel Oaks and Stephanie Deeter (Darren); three great nephews and five great nieces.  Susan was preceded in passing by her parents and lifelong friend, Debbie Stapleton. Susan was a 1965 graduate of Franklin Community High School.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Indiana State and her Master’s degree in Education from Ball State University. Susan was a School Teacher, teaching in Centerville, Indiana, Stone Mountain, Georgia and finishing her career in Richmond, Indiana, retiring after thirty-three years of dedicated service. She was a member of St.

William J. Veach

William J. Veach, age 87, of Richmond, IN, died Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Reid Health Hospital, Richmond, IN. He was born on December 29, 1933 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Lewis & Bernice (Began) Veach. He met Shirley Bensman on the dance floor of the Crystal Ballroom in Versailles, Ohio and married her on February 19, 1966 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, Ohio. She survives in Richmond.

Deborah M. Samms

Deborah M. Samms, age 66, of Richmond, Indiana, died Monday, April 12, 2021, at Reid Health. Born March 31, 1955, in Hamilton, Ohio, to James Edward and Janet Marie Keiser Hart, Debbie was a life-long resident of Richmond. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1973 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in 1977. Debbie worked as a bookkeeper at Hill Floral Products for many years. Survivors include her children, Christopher (Lori) Samms of Cambridge City, Indiana, and Amanda Samms of Richmond; granddaughter, Zoey Samms; brother, Doug Hart of Cincinnati, Ohio; cousins; and many friends.

Dortha D. Stephens

Dortha D. Stephens, 90, of Dublin passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021. She was born October 19, 1930 in Union City, Indiana, a daughter of the late Glen and Bessie (Neff) Frick. Born and raised in Union City, moving to Indianapolis in 1978. Dortha attended Union City High School. She retired from FRAM in Greenville, Ohio after 20 years of service.

David Earl Gray Sr.

David Earl Gray Sr., 80, of Orange City, Florida formerly of New Castle passed away January 22, 2021 at Central Florida Regional Hospital. He was born January 21, 1941 in New Castle to the late Raymond and Eva (Gordon) Gray. David grew up in New Castle where he attended Walter P. Chrysler High School, until he left to serve in the United States Marine Corps. He was a veteran serving his country 14 years in Vietnam, where he received a Purple Heart for his service. David was a Range Instructor and a bomb dismantle expert.

Donald “Duke” William Davis

Donald “Duke” William Davis, 37, of New Castle passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. He was born January 22, 1984 to Donald Wayne and Brenda (Lewis) Davis. He was a 2003 graduate of New Castle High School. Duke loved playing video games and playing on the computer. He enjoyed going on vacation to Florida and Gatlinburg with his family.

Ruth Marie Middleton

Ruth Marie Middleton, 92, of Richmond, passed away to be with the Lord on April 10, 2021, at Reid Health. She was born March 7, 1929, to Ray and Crystal Anderson Irvine. She retired from the J.C. Penney Company and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and Neighborly Club. Ruth is survived by her two sons Larry (Karen) Middleton and Jerry (Natasha) Middleton both of Richmond, five grandchildren Jason (Kristen) Middleton, Sarah (Kevin) Gibson, Sasha, Alexis, and Seth Middleton, three great-grandchildren Margaret Middleton, Brayden and Anna Gibson, one brother Richard (Shirley) Irvine, nieces, and nephews, and her special friend Lloyd Fox. Her husband William D. “Bill” Middleton died May 27, 1990, she is also preceded in death by her parents and her infant sister.