Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

September 26, 2013

Amelia "May" Richter, 98 April 5, 1915 - Sept. 24, 2013

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Amelia “May” Richter, 98, of Greensburg, passed away Tues., Sept. 24, 2013, at Arbor Grove Nursing Home in Greensburg.

May was born April 5, 1915 in Rush County, the daughter of Otto and Glenda (Carr) Bokelman. On Aug. 18, 1945, she married Merle Richter in Greensburg, and he preceded her in death March 28, 1985.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna (Bill) Swigart of New Salem; two sons, William (Janice) Soendlin of New Point and Richard (Rebecca) Soendlin of Indianapolis; two sisters Mary Friedersdorf and Marjory Cooper, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Merle, three sisters Miriam Bokelman, Lillian Robinson, and Martha Drennen, and one brother William Bokelman.

There will be a visitation for family and friends held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. until the start of the funeral service at noon at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Point Christian Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at