[College Hill Topeka] Memorial Service for Nel Richmond

Erin Snethen esnethen at sewingworkshop.com
Fri Jul 1 18:12:55 EDT 2016

With so many activities planned for the weekend, I wanted to remind neighbors about the memorial service for Nel Richmond. Here are the details:  
Saturday, July 2 at 3:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Here’s the write-up from our College Hill newsletter about Nel and all her handwork and involvement in College Hill and throughout the entire community. 

nel frances Lindner richmond, 1926 - 2016

Beloved long-time member of the College Hill neighborhood, Nel Frances Lindner Richmond died peacefully on February 12, 2016 at age 89. Nel was a vital force in the College Hill community where she and her husband Robert lived for almost 48 years. She worked tirelessly to improve and promote the neighborhood she loved so dearly. She served as the first treasurer of the College Hill Neighborhood Association and chaired the Boswell Square Wall of Fame committee for many years. Following are highlights from her published obituary.

Born in Carrollton, Missouri she moved to Kansas with her parents. “In Garden City, Nel married Maurice W. Lindner, a farmer and stockman, on March 30, 1947. He died on February 8, 1964.” “As a widow with three children,” Nel began working for local businesses and “was the secretary for the Garden City Chamber of Commerce.” “On January 19, 1968, she married Robert W. Richmond, an author, educator, and historian, whom she had met in the fourth grade in Wellington, Kansas.” They moved with her children to a beautiful three story home in Topeka’s historic College Hill neighborhood, in which Mr. Richmond still resides. 

“She enjoyed her Westminster Presbyterian Church community and committees, the Topeka Symphony League, and Nautilus Club. The Kansas City Royals have lost their biggest fan. Nel loved and supported all things involving Washburn University, including the Kappa Sigma Mothers Club. She worked tirelessly for the College Hill Wall of Fame. She brought her extended Frazier family to Topeka every other July 4th for the Frazier Fling where the College Hill parade and Boswell fireworks were enjoyed by everyone. The fling will go forth this year in her honor.”

Memorial Service 1st weekend in July 2016
“Nel Richmond was a great and accomplished lady, a wonderful person, mother, wife, grandmother, great 
grandmother, and friend. She gave and received love in heroic portions.” 

Memorial Suggestions “The Nel Richmond Charitable Fund,” 1401 S.W. College Ave., Topeka, KS 66604. 

Donation Recipients Heifer International, Westminster Presbyterian Church, College Hill Wall of Fame, Performing 

Erin Snethen
President, College Hill Neighborhood Association
1921 SW Huntoon Street
erinsnethen at gmail.com
esnethen at sewingworkshop.com

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