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Leslie L. “Les” Richhart, 88, Franklin

Leslie L. “Les” Richhart, 88, went home to be with his Lord unexpectedly on Friday morning, March 15, 2013 from IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. By his side was his loving wife of 65 years, Elsie M. (Throckmorton) Richhart, whom he married on Feb. 7, 1948 in Morgantown. Les was a resident of Franklin and a former long-time resident of Trafalgar.

He was born in Brown County on Feb. 7, 1925 to the late James W. "Willie" and Maude Leona (Dine) Richhart.  Les was a 1944 graduate of Trafalgar High School and went on to serve as a radio technician second class with the United States Navy from 1944 until 1946 during World War II. In 1951, Les served with the United States Navy again during the Korean War as an electronics technician first class. After dedicated service to his country, Les found work as a foreman in the electronics rework department for the United States Naval Avionics Facility in Indianapolis for more than 30 years, retiring in 1980.

Les was an active member of Franklin Memorial Christian Church since 2006 and was a former member of Whiteland Christian Church - where he was a Sunday school teacher - and First Christian Church of Morgantown. Les was an avid reader of the Bible, National Geographic and Rifleman magazines. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and enjoyed wood working, tending to his vegetable garden and working with guns and gun stocks. 

Les and his wife are god parents to Katie (Jason) Carey of Bloomington and Makaleigh Layman of Nineveh and their siblings, Shannon Calloway of Whiteland, Clifton Layman of Hawaii, Shane Smith, Casey and Cory Layman, all of Nineveh. Les will be remembered by two sisters, Bonnie Sensel of Indianapolis and Anita (Phil) Schiver of Plainfield; nieces, Martha Walker and Karen Richhart, both of Indianapolis and Lori Wetzel of Mooresville, N.C.; and a nephew, Bill Sensel of Atlanta, Ga. 

The Revs. Richard Throckmorton, Stan Icenogle and Larry McAdams will conduct a funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday March 20, at Franklin Memorial Christian Church, 1720 N. Graham Road in Franklin. Friends can call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the church. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown with military rites presented by  Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guards. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Les to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Richhart family at Meredith-clark.com.

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  • October 31
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 31
    Trick-or-Treat hours set for Nashville
    6 to 9 p.m. Nashville
  • October 31
    Deadline to RSVP for Brown County/Purdue Extension dinner meeting
  • October 31
    Sprunica church fall community night
    5 to 9 p.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • October 31
    Trunk or Treat at Helmsburg church
    6 to 8 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • November 1
    Annual chicken noodle dinner, craft bazaar at Christiansburg church
    4 to 7 p.m. Christiansburg United Methodist Church, 7372 S. Christianburg Road
  • November 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 1
    Annual craft, bake sale at Helmsburg church
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St.
  • November 1
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 1
    Annual bazaar, quilt raffle, bake sale, bean dinner
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Goshen Community Church, 2798 Gatesville Road, Bean Blossom
  • November 3
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • November 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • November 4
    Government offices CLOSED
  • November 4
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    7 to 8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 5
    Woodworkers club
    7 p.m. Charlie Roush's Shop, 6987 Christianberg Road
  • November 5
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 6
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • November 6
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 6
    Salt Creek Trail Committee
    10 a.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • November 6
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. Helmsburg Elementary School, 5378 Helmsburg School Road
  • November 6
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 7
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 8
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • November 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • November 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 8
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 11
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • November 12
    Mandatory scholarship meeting at the high school
    6:30 p.m. Brown County High School, 235 School House Lane
  • November 12
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 13
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 14
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 15
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 15
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 18
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 19
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 20
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road