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Obituary: Lillian H. Mikesell, Richmond

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Lillian H. Mikesell, age 103, of Richmond, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Friends Fellowship Community.

Born March 23, 1909, in Richmond, to Lewis and Bertha Iredell Hampton, she was a lifelong resident of Richmond.

Lillian was a 1928 graduate of Fountain City High School and attended Earlham College and Ball State University. She farmed with her husband for many years. Lillian was a member of West Richmond Friends Meeting, Royal Loyal Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 49, Richmond Altrusa Club, Wayne County Farm Bureau and Wimosis Club and a former board member of Wayne County 4-H and Red Cross. She was a lover of IU basketball.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Anne (Jerry) Haskell of Columbus, Indiana, and Margaret (Robert) Wotherspoon of Richmond; grandchildren, Margaret Chapman, Jenny Roberts, Bobby Wotherspoon, and Ryan Wotherspoon; great-grandchildren, Blake Roberts, Emily Lillian Roberts, Chase Chapman, and Bailee Chapman; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Pherbie Mikesell, who died in 1971; her parents; and brothers; and sisters.

Funeral service for Lillian H. Mikesell will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, at West Richmond Friends Meeting, 609 West Main Street, Richmond, with Rev. Joshua Brown officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to West Richmond Friends Meeting, 609 West Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

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