Mrs. Juanita Ann (Brown) Richards, age 67, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on January 16, 1949, in Madison, Indiana, the daughter of the late, Carl Clayton and Hazel Gertrude (Carver) Brown. She was raised in Switzerland County where she was a 1967 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. Juanita earned her License Practical Nursing Degree in 1970 from Valdosta Technical University in Valdosta, Georgia. After graduation at 11:00 p.m., Juanita was employed where she served as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Emergency Room at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana. Juanita was united in marriage on April 16, 1980 at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana, to the late, Ricky D. Hinman. Juanita and Ricky shared nearly 10 years of marriage together until Ricky passed away on January 2, 1990. Juanita was later united in marriage on October 1, 1994, on their Chapel Ridge Farm to Robert H. “Bobby” Richards. Juanita and Bobby shared nearly 22 years of marriage together until her death. In February 2011, Juanita was presented with a plaque for serving 40 years of dedication as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital. She was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana. Juanita enjoyed traveling and crocheting and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Juanita passed away at 11:38 pm, Sunday, April 10, 2016, at her residence in Vevay, Indiana.
Juanita will be dearly missed by her loving husband of nearly 22 years: Robert H. “Bobby” Richards of Vevay, IN; her sons: Dale Richards & his companion: Lynn Schmatz of Vevay, IN, Troy Richards & his wife: Georgia of Vevay, IN, Shane Richards & his wife: Crystal of Carrollton, KY, Todd Richards & his wife: Tracie of Kent, IN & T.J. Richards & his wife: Natasha of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren: Bryan Levell, Justin Levell, Joey Richards, Jaclyn Richards Riley, Matthew Richards, Michael Hall, Brett Hall, Taylor Rowlett, Kassandra Richards, Gabriella Vaught, Chase Rowlett, Zachary Richards, Shalynn Richards, Ty Richards, Teegan Richards & R.J. Cunningham; her great-grandchildren: Carter Levell, Ashton Levell & Kahleigh Riley & her brother: Gordon Brown & his wife: Deanne of Maryland Heights, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Carl Clayton Brown, died August 21, 1989 & Hazel Gertrude (Carver) Brown, died August 2, 2010; her 1st husband: Ricky D. Hinman, died January 2, 1990; her paternal grandparents: Anthony Aaron Pete & Rosa Belle (Himelhauer) Brown; her maternal grandparents: Everett Kelso & Marie Gertrude (Cochran) Carver & her cousin: Naomi Blanche Pettit.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Ron Lee at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Chapel Ridge Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to Moorefield Community Fire Department, Bear Branch Volunteer Fire Department or to the Switzerland Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.