Karen L. (Moore) Richards, age 75, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, February 16th 2018 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. She was a resident of Brown County.
Karen was born December 31, 1942, in Indianapolis, to the late Milton R. and Ella (Vaughn) Moore. She was a 1961 graduate of Southport High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Ball State University in 1965 and her Master’s degree in Special Education from Indiana University in 1971.
Karen retired in 2002 from Indianapolis Public Schools where she taught as an Elementary Teacher and a Special Education Teacher. Prior to that, she taught at both Indian Creek and Clark Pleasant Schools.
Karen was a member of the Nashville United Methodist Church and a former member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Brown County Historical Society and Tri Sigma Sorority. Karen was a former 4H Leader, Cub Scout Leader and a Vacation Bible School Teacher, all of Brown County. She volunteered at the Indiana Women’s Prison as a counselor and worked the poles at the Gatesville Precinct.
Karen enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, caring for her many animals and wintering in Sanibel, Florida with her husband. She loved spending time her family, especially her grandchildren from Brown County to Chicago.
Karen is survived by her husband of 51 years, David D. Richards, whom she married on April 2, 1966 in Indianapolis. She is also survived by her children, Beth E. (Phil) Rimstidt of Brown County and Clark D. (Karin) Richards of Skokie, IL; brother, Stephen V. (Diane) Moore of Ocala, FL; and seven grandchildren.
The Rev. Mary Cartwright will conduct a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 24th at the Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 S. Jefferson St., in Nashville. Friends may call from noon until service time on Saturday at the church. Services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Karen to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St. Columbus, IN 47201.
Condolences to the Richards family can be made at www.meredith-clark.com.