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
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.