July 26, 1918 - Dec. 31, 2015
||PERU - Donnabelle Richter, 97, went to be with the Lord and Savior at 6:20 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015
at Miller's-Merry-Manor Nursing Home in Peru.|
She was born on July 26, 1918 in Logansport to Arbie and Francelia (Gillespie) Brinley.
She marriedLouis Richter
on June 11, 1941.
She and Louis were part of the former Richter-Keirn Oldsmobile-Buick automobile dealership in Peru for
approximately 40 years.
Louis preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 2006.
Surviving are three children, including two daughters: Mary Lou Richter Tate (husband, Michael) of Carroll, Ohio,
Marti Richter Donaldson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and one son, Robert Louis Richter (wife, Theresa) of Indianapolis.
Also surviving are five grandchildren: Jody, Chris, Tami, Vanessa, and Joshua; and two great-grandchildren,
Katelyn and Haley.
She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, two sisters: Mary and Gertrude; and one brother,
Donnabelle was a homemaker, a member of the First Christian Church for 74 years, a member of the Delta Chi
Sunday School and the Martha and Sara Women's Fellowship Groups.
She and Louis had a summer home at Culver for 63 years, where they made many lasting friendships with
residents and congregation of Emmanuel Methodist Church and Pastor Ron Lewellen and family.
Donnabelle was past president of Lincoln school PTA, and was an avid sports fan, as well. She loved the Colts
and Pacers. She was able to live in her own home with the help of many wonderful caregivers.
She was also so thankful for the excellent health care given by Dr. Michael Mull, Lavone Eddy, and nurses Mary
Donnabelle lived a full life, and was ready to meet her maker. Her favorite scripture was Psalm 118:24, "This is
the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Friends may call on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2015 from 10 a.m. until time of service. Service will be held Wednesday
at 1 p.m. at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Loft officiating.
Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, or the Emmanuel Methodist Church of Culver through the
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home.
Family and Friends may sign the online guestbook at www. FlowersLeedyAllen. com. Arrangements are entrusted
to the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru, IN 46970.
Flowers~Leedy & Allen Funeral Homes
Culver Citizen & Pilot News on Jan. 7, 2016l