Richard Jefferson, 89

Richard Allen Jefferson,  89, Wabash, Indiana, died at 10:58 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2,  at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine.  He was born Jan. 2, 1924 in Wabash, to Alfred A. and Myrtle F. (Owens) Jefferson.

Richard was a 1941 graduate of Wabash High School.  He married Margaret C. Wallace in Marion, on Aug. 30, 1947.  He worked at Ford Meter Box in Wabash 40 years retiring in 1988, and was a WWII US Army veteran.  Richard was a member of Northside Wesleyan Church in Wabash and the Rossford First Baptist Church in Rossford, Ohio.  He loved fishing, hunting, and mushroom hunting.  Richard lived at Rolling Meadows in LaFontaine since March of 2011. 

He is survived by his wife, Margaret C. Jefferson, LaFontaine; daughter, Gwendolyn S. (Marvin) Davis;  two grandsons, Waymon W. Farmer, and Weylin W. Farmer;  four great-grandchildren, Ajia Farmer, Tyra Farmer, Anthony Laipley, and Alexias Laipley, all of Toledo, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three brothers and eight sisters.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash on Friday, Sept.6, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Joseph Kelly officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2013 Sep 04