July 15, 1913-June 21, 2012
Lela R. (Peltier) Richcreek, 98, died at 7:20 p.m. Thursday at Vancrest Healthcare Center.
She was born July 15, 1913, in Delphos, to Ralph and Mable (Shinabery) Peltier, who preceded her in death.
On April 9, 1932, she married William Richcreek, who died in 1990.
Survivors include special friends, Hank and Linda Hughes,of Georgia, Clifford “Kip” Pomaroy of Indiana and Steve and Marty Mansfield and Ray and Jean Beair of Delphos.
She was preceded in death by a brother.
Mrs. Richcreek had been a teacher for many years in the Gomer-Elida school district, teaching mostly at the location that is now called the Century Club. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and American Legion Legionnaires in New Bremen. She was a 1931 Jefferson High School graduate who received her teaching license from Ohio University. She was an avid bowler, bowling in two different leagues. She enjoyed traveling and loved camping.
Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday in Walnut Grove Cemetery, the Rev. David Howell officiating.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.