Celestine Rich

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Celestine Nina Rich of Bowling Green died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at her residence. She was 89. Born Dec. 7, 1924 in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Wilmer and Susie Sanders Ellis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Grant and Evelyn Caudill. She was a former factory worker while living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Audie Rich of Bowling Green; a son, Vic (and Terry) Rich of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Rhonda (and Ken) Strautman of Bowling Green; a sister, Berna Dean (and Joe) Ramon of Indianapolis, Ind.; four grandchildren, Michael and B.J. Strautman and Jenna and Karla Rich; four great-grandchildren, Parker, Hayley, Alexis and Jax Strautman; and several other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held March 29 at Barnett's Creek United Methodist Church with Bro. Keith Scarborough and Bro. Barry Bradshaw officiating. Burial in Barnett's Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation to Hosparus or Gideon Bibles would be appreciated. Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. www.grissommartin.com.
Published in The Casey County News on Apr. 2, 2014