Mabel M. Richard


Mabel M. Richard, 92, of Taylor Road, died at 5:25 a.m. August 31, 2017, at Four Seasons Health Center.

Mabel was born November 24, 1924, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, the daughter of Kirby and Audrey Getz Smith. She married James A. Richard February 1, 1950.

Mabel and her husband owned and operated Richard’s Standard Service and Eastside Auto Parts. She was an LPN at Columbus Regional Hospital for several years and before retirement, served as a nurse at Bartholomew County Children’s Home.

Survivors include her daughter, Debra Richard of Columbus; four grandchildren, Cody Richard and Logan Richard, both of Columbus and Shannon Dooley and Sean Dooley, both of Florida; and a daughter-in-law, Donna K. Richard of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; sons, Patrick Dooley and Steven Richard; a daughter, Gloria Jean Richard; two sisters; and three brothers.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at First Lutheran Church. Calling will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and again on Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at the church. Entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or First Lutheran Church.

You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.