Curtis R. Richey Jr. (1932 - 2019)

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CANNELTON – Curtis R. Richey, Jr., 87, passed away Jan. 27, 2019.
He was born January 2, 1932 in Tell City, Ind., son of the late Curtis R. Richey Sr. and Elsie Marie (Kinder) Richey. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Betty (Weidenbenner) Richey, and half-sister, Theola Marshall.
Curt was a 1950 graduate of Cannelton High School and earned a master's degree from Indiana University. He taught math and science at the elementary level at Hancock County (Ky.) for eight years before retiring from Perry Central after 26 dedicated years.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, Curt was a 60 member of Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142; Tell City Masonic Lodge, where he also earned a 50-year pin; and First United Methodist Church in Cannelton. He also served on the Cando Board of Directors. Curt was dedicated to his community, volunteering his time and talents on several committees and had been elected to the Cannelton City Council one term and served five terms as the Cannelton City Clerk Treasurer.
Curt enjoyed dancing, thoroughbred horseracing, playing cards, Indiana University basketball and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
He is survived by his children, Roberta Hafele (Tim) of Jasper, Curtis Ryan Richey (Debbie) of Tell City, Robert Richey of Cannelton, and Rita Braun (Jeff) of Hawesville; his grandchildren, Emily Hafele (Bill Carroll) and Philip Hafele (Melissa), Samantha Braun (Cody Gaynor) and Nolan Braun (Jaide Holder), Matt Richey (Lori) and Tyler Richey (Debbie "D.P." Pingel) and great-grandchildren, Jace, Jera and Jema Hafele, Stratton, Stella, Stone and Scarlett Richey and Landon Gaynor.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. CST Thursday, Jan. 31, at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, with burial in New Cliff Cemetery in Cannelton, where there will be military rites. Rev. Steve Bennett and Rev. Ann Skiba will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 until 11 a.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Cliff and Cliff Cemeteries and Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142.
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1139 Twelfth Street
Tell City, IN 47586
(812) 547-2251
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Published in Perry County News on Jan. 31, 2019
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