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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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  • May 26
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 26
    BC Area Plan Commission CANCELED
    County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 26
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • May 27
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 27
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • May 27
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 28
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 29
    Farmers market reopens in Bean Bean Blossom
    4 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 29
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 29
    Gospel jubilee at Redbarn
    8 p.m. RedBarn Jamboree, 71 Parkview Road off 46 East
  • May 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 30
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 30
    Comedy tour at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    10 a.m. to noon Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • June 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • June 2
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • June 2
    Bean Blossom Sewer Board
    6:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • June 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • June 4
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 4
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 4
    Gospel jam & sing first Thursday in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • June 5
    Strawberry fest during farmers market
    4 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • June 5
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • June 5
    Gospel jubilee at Redbarn
    8 p.m. RedBarn Jamboree, 71 Parkview Road, off 46 East
  • June 6
    Shrine parade celebrates summer
    11 a.m. downtown Nashville
  • June 7
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 11
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • June 12
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • June 13
    Open house conducted at New Song
    9 to 11 a.m. New Song Mission, 7202 Keith Donaldson Road, Freetown
  • June 15
    Essential oil class at tea shop
    6 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • June 17
    Hamblen Fire District
    7 p.m. Hamblen Fire Station, 4650 Sweetwater Trail, Gatesville
  • June 20
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • June 20
    Pollinator Awareness Day at state park Nature Center
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • July 11
    Health fair at the YMCA
    8 a.m. to noon YMCA, 105 Willow St.