Linda Sue (Updike) Richmond

Oct. 20, 1937-June 23, 2022


Linda Sue Richmond passed away peacefully June 23, 2022, at her home in Whitford Place, at the age of 84.

She was born Oct. 20, 1937, at Huntington, to Claude and Helen Updike. The family moved to Crawfordsville when she was a young girl. Linda was a 1955 graduate of Crawfordsville High School and still shared a close friendship with many lifelong friends.

On June 15, 1957, she married her husband of 64 years, Bill Richmond. He preceded her in death in January of this year.

They had five children, Kathy Mola of Dayton, Ohio, Lisa (Bob) Kaeser of Lafayette, Leigh Ann (Pat) Vacendak of Crawfordsville, Kent (Kristie) Richmond of Crawfordsville and Monica (Greg) of Elgin, Illinois. Bill and Linda have 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two nephews and three nieces. She is also survived by her beloved brother, Richard Updike of West Lafayette.

She worked in the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office for many years and also worked for The California Pellet Mill for 25 years, retiring in 2000. After her retirement, she worked part-time at Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church, where she is a member, as the Christian Education Director.

She loved playing cards and belonged to several bridge and euchre clubs. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and in the clothing pantry at church. She belonged to the women’s group and enjoyed working on the bazaar every year and making noodles with her friends.

She always maintained a close relationship with her brother and with all of her cousins from Huntington. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her son-in-law Roger Mola.

Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 27 at Hunt and Son Funeral Home, 107 N. Grant Ave. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28 at Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church, with visitation one hour before the service. The Rev. John Van Nuys will officiate. Burial will be immediately following service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church in memory of Linda Richmond.

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