Casey  County  Obituaries


Submitted:  Garry Lee Bell 


Source:  Casey County News, issue dated Wednesday, 7 January 1942


Obituary:  Thomas Jefferson Richards


Mr. T. J. Richards, 85, well known citizen of the Bluster section died at the home of his son, Mr. Charlie Richards, on January 1, after an illness of several months of a complication of troubles due to his advanced age.  He was a fine man and a splendid citizen and will be sadly missed in the community where he had spent his entire life.  A good many years ago he was married to Miss Ida Thomas, who departed this life several years ago.  Surviving him are the following sons and daughters:  Messrs. Lilburn and Elburn Richards, of Elmwood Place, Ohio; Mrs. Laura Norman, Girard, Illinois; Mrs. Effie Evans, of Jacksonville, Illinois; and the son mentioned above and a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Ellis, of the Bluster section.  He also leaves three brothers, Mr. W. D. Richards, Jacksonville, Illinois; Mr. J. P. Richards, of the Rheber section, and Mr. J. B. Richards, this city, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Overstreet, of the Bluster section.  The four brothers and the sister enjoyed dinner together on Christmas day at the home of Mr. Charlie Richards, but did not feel that just one week hence that one of their number would be called home.  Burial took place in the Green River Valley cemetery on Saturday morning after funeral services conducted at the church.  His many friends deeply sympathize with the children, brothers, and sister in the irreparable loss they have sustained in the passing of this splendid gentleman.

 Submitted:  Garry Lee Bell    (great-great grandson)