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Anna Lois Richie, 97, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Ross Manor in Dillsboro. Lois was born Tuesday, January 24, 1917 in Emmalina, KY, the daughter of George and Katherine (Combs) Combs. She married Jason Richie October 1938, and he preceded her in death September 6, 1966.
She was a member of the Milan First Baptist Church. Mrs. Richie worked as a librarian, postmaster and as a school teacher where she taught for 32 years, ten of those years being for the Milan school system. She belonged to the Indiana State Teachers Association and Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed knitting, making quilts, and she loved to sing.
She is survived by sons Roy and Richard (Jane) Richie of Milan; daughters Sara (Robert) Hughes of Milan, Virginia Wilson of Lexington, KY; nine grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her husband Jason Richie, one son John Richie, two daughters Margaret McAdams and Eleanor Ritter, one grandson Stephen Richie, ten sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 1, at Hope Baptist Church Dillsboro, with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Burial followed in Craven Cemetery south of Milan. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, was entrusted with arrangements; 707 S. Main St. Box 243, 47031; (812)654-2141.