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Mary Edna RichmanPassing: June 24, 2012


Huron Baptist Church

Saturday,Jun.30,2012, 10:00 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday,Jun.29,2012, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday,Jun.30,2012, 09:00 am - 10:00 am


Clark Cemetery


HURON Mary Edna Richman, 90, lifelong resident of Huron, Indiana, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Born September 20, 1921, in Huron, she was the daughter of Leonard and Cleo (Bridges) King. She was united in marriage to Robert Richman November 20, 1941, at the Huron Baptist Church, and he preceded her in death November 25, 1987.

In her early life she worked at RCA, Crane, and for 21 years in the superintendent’s office at Mitchell Community Schools.

For many years she was the Huron news correspondent for The Mitchell Tribune, Bedford Times Mail and the Progress Examiner in Orleans. She was widely known as the Huron Historian because of her vast interest and love of the Town of Huron and its history. For more than 70 years, Edna was a member of the Huron Baptist Church and the Huron W.T. K. Club. She was a graduate of Huron High School in 1939.

She and her late husband owned and operated Edna’s Antiques in Huron. They enjoyed traveling and spent every summer and fall camping in the Great Smoky Mountains. Her hobby was growing unique plants and flowers, and working in her booth at the Gasthof Flea Market.

Edna is survived by her daughters,
Mary Ann Brown and husband, Farrel, Orleans
Karen Hosek, Plainfield
Evelyn “Chippy” Stewart, Huron
She will be remembered by her five grandchildren,
Christopher (Molly) Hosek
Alison (Jon) Mace
Stephanie (Jeremy Davis) Stewart
Daniel (Laura) Stewart
Tim (Eileen) Brown

Great grandchildren are:
Tori, Thomas, and Troy Mace
Jaxon and Quincey Hosek
Braden Stewart
Kayle and Rob Brammer
Erin and Erica Brown
and many loving cousins

Her parents and husband of 46 years preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Huron Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Allender, Rev. Larry Williams, and Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Clark Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

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21 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Tom and Suzy Chapman | IN
    Date: June 30, 2012
    Mary Ann, Karen, Chippie, and families, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The friendship of knowing the Richman family will always be remembered. Tom and Suzy Chapman
  2. Guest: Paul & Kathy Stroud | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 29, 2012
    Such a loss to so many..our thoughts and prayers are with all the families.......
  3. Guest: Terry Gilbert | Chicago, IL
    Date: June 29, 2012
    A sad day for Huron. Angels now celebrate having her by their side. I so enjoyed her parents, her husband and her loving daughters. My prayers are with her loved ones.
  4. Guest: Joyce Elkins | Bedford, IN
    Date: June 28, 2012
    Chippy, Stephanie, & Daniel, I'm so sorry for your loss. Edna was such a wonderful lady. Prayers to the family. Love you.
  5. Guest: Kay and Jack Blevins | Plainfield, IN
    Date: June 28, 2012
    Sorry to learn of your mother's passing, Karen. Your family has many wonderful memories. We always enjoyed reading her column in the Mitchell Tribune and felt we knew every family member. Our prayers are with you all.
  6. Guest: Marcia Flick | Plainfield, IN
    Date: June 28, 2012
    I'm Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember the wonderful visits with our families. She was a wonderful Lady, Love you all, Thoughts and prayers Marcia Flick
  7. Guest: Becky Goldsberry | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 27, 2012
    Precious, precious lady. Will miss her so very much. Love to Mary Ann, Karen and Chippy. Your families are in my prayers.
  8. Guest: Ed haverly | Clarksville, TN
    Date: June 27, 2012
    what can i say your family was always our family.i'm glad i was able to speak with you on the phone mary anne. extend my condolences to the other girls. sorry i couldn't be there. ed
  9. Guest: Rosezona Bowden | Corydon, IN
    Date: June 27, 2012
    I am so sorry for your loss, Mary Ann! She was a wonderful lady and was loved by so many! I will be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Love you!
  10. Guest: sue (pridemore) conolty | fond du lac , WI
    Date: June 27, 2012
    Such a wonderful lady, such wonderful memories, she will be truly missed by all. Gods blessing to the family.
  11. Guest: Pearl (Pridemore) Keller | Fond du lac , WI
    Date: June 27, 2012
    to the family of Edna, I remember when I lived in Huron when I was young. She was always smiling , was a very nice person.
  12. Guest: Shaunta (Cornwell) Dunbar | Fort Hood, TX
    Date: June 27, 2012
    Mrs Brown and Family, I am s sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing person, that is evident in how amazing you are. My mom loved her dearly. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers with you all.
  13. Guest: Cathy (Johnson) Wilcoxen | Springfield, MO
    Date: June 26, 2012
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all!
  14. Guest: Cathy (Bridges) McCoy | Dayton, OH
    Date: June 26, 2012
    We feel so blessed that Edna was in our family's life. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers and you will always be family. Love always, Cathy McCoy and Carl & Vivian Bridges and the whole family
  15. Guest: Sue Hylton | Plainfield, IN
    Date: June 26, 2012
    We are so sad to learn of your mother/grandmother/greatgrandmother's passing. We know that you will miss her. We hope that you will soon be able to celebrate the legacy that she has given to each of you through her life well lived. Love, Sue Hylton
  16. Guest: Joyce Mundy | Bedford, IN
    Date: June 25, 2012
    Edna was a special cousin and friend. She was very close to my father and and his family. We will always remember and miss her. Deepest sympathy to Mary Ann, Karen, Chippie and their families. Love, Joyce
  17. Guest: Judith Rightley | Sellersburg, IN
    Date: June 25, 2012
    My heart felt condolences to you during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Judith Rightley
  18. Guest: Nancy Mundy | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 25, 2012
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. So many fond memories. Brent, Nancy, and Betsy
  19. Guest: Myra Colglazier | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 25, 2012
    Special people, Special memories Our condolences to all the family! Hang in there Maryann, Karen and chippy. From all the Colglazier's Love ya all
  20. Guest: Mr & Mrs David Percifield & family | Orleans, IN
    Date: June 25, 2012
    What a sweet, joyful lady she was!! She made our family feel welcome after we'd relocated from Brown Co. prayers for her family and friends,
  21. Guest: Dave & Margie Swann | Dale, IN
    Date: June 25, 2012
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Edna. She always made us feel like part of the family when we met to share a meal, or to pick up Tori, Thomas or Troy.