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Helen L. Richey dies at 74

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Helen L. Richey, age 74, of Porter, passed away Friday, August 29, 2008 in Valparaiso.

She was born on September 5, 1933 in Marion, Ind. the daughter of Anthony Wayne and Emma (Wilson) Stroup.

She was married on August 14, 1950 for 58 wonderful years to Richard Richey, who survives in Porter.

Helen is also survived by her son, David (Jennifer) Richey of Valparaiso; daughters, Pamela Richey of Orlando, Fla., Karen (Robert) Lafayette of Las Vegas, Nev., and Catherine (Greg) Richey-Slappey of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; brothers, Herman (Naoma) Stroup of Springboro, Ohio and David Stroup of Marion, Ind.; sister, Mary (Rex) Hadquist of Marion, Ind.; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and son Anthony Wayne Richey.

Helen was a lifelong area resident.

A memorial service, Pastor Gene Tanner officiating, will be held on Friday, September 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Interment of the ashes will follow at Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton.


Posted 9/3/2008