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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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  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
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    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.