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Hazel Irene Richey, 92, of Columbia City, passed away at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born Dec. 16, 1919, in South Whitley, she was the daughter of Adam and Mary (Beeks-North) Parrett.
She was born in South Whitley and later moved to Columbia City where she resided the remainder of her lifetime. She attended Columbia City High School.
On June 9, 1936, she married Raymond H. Richey at Larwill United Methodist.
She worked at Blue Bell as a young girl, Haffnerâ€™s Department Store as an assistant manager and lastly at Mode Oâ€™ Day ladies shop as a clerk, retiring in 1987.
She attended Columbia City United Methodist Church and was a member of Ruth Rebecca Lodge #341, President of Past Noble Grand Club and the Theo Club, AARP and Lakeview Ladies Club.
Surviving relatives include her two sons, Ronald (Kris) Richey of Columbia City and Roger Richey of Melbourne, Fla.; one sister, Thelma North of Columbia City; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond H. Richey; four sons, Raymond I. and Larry Eugene Richey, James and Jerry Parrett; four brothers, Edward, James, Ferrey and Glen Parrett; one sister, Gertrude Coy and two half brothers, George and John North.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. The burial will follow at Nolt Cemetery. Memorials may be given in memory of Mrs. Richey to Interfaith Mission or Columbia City United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.