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Violet Corrinne Richey

September 18, 1923 August 9, 2016
Violet Corrinne Richey
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Violet Corrinne Richey transitioned peacefully to her eternal home on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the age of 92. She was born September 18, 1923 to Glenn and Ruth (Schleicher) Richey in Lansing, Michigan. Violet graduated from Okemos High School in 1942. She also attended County Normal Teacher Preparatory, and taught in the one-room school, Caswell Wheatfield. She retired from the State of Michigan Treasury Department in 1985, where she was a supervisor for many years. Violet was an active member of the Grand Ledge Baptist Church, serving many years in leadership, teaching and service positions; in her retirement she also served for many years as a discussion leader in Bible Study Fellowship. Early in life, Violet developed a passion for writing that never ceased. In addition to several published stories, she left behind a diverse and numerous quantities of poetry, short stories, and autobiographical memories.

Violet is survived by her sister Virginia Butrick, brothers: Douglas (Dorothy), Bruce, and Garth (Jan) Richey, sisters-in-law Ethel Murray and Arlene Richey, and twenty-five adoring nieces and nephews who helped fill her life with many joyful experiences. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Crystal, and brothers: Clare, Vern, and Fred, sister-in-law Peggy and brother-in-law Merle. She was loved by her family and friends, and will be deeply missed.

A funeral service will be held Friday, August 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grand Ledge Baptist Church, 1120 Willow Hwy., with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care or Grand Ledge Baptist Church. Online condolences may be shared at www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Friday

12

Aug

10:00 AM 8/12/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/12/2016 11:00:00 AM
Grand Ledge Baptist Church

1120 Willow Hwy.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Grand Ledge Baptist Church
1120 Willow Hwy. Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

Service

Friday

12

Aug

11:00 AM 8/12/2016 11:00:00 AM
Grand Ledge Baptist Church

1120 Willow Hwy.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Grand Ledge Baptist Church
1120 Willow Hwy. Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

4444 W. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906

4444 W. Grand River Ave. Lansing 48906 MI
United States
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