Richa Lou Cox Ford

April 23, 1938November 4, 2012

Richa Lou Ford, age 74, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the St. Vincent Heart Center.

Born April 23, 1938 in Ferndale, IN, she was the daughter of Ira Richard and Cordia (Mitchell) Cox and was a graduate of Reelsville High School “class of 1956”. She married Raymond E. Ford on January 27, 1989 and he preceded her in death on September 18, 2000.

Richa Lou had been a homemaker; she had also worked at the American Red Cross and Sunset Manor in Greencastle. She was a member of the American Legion Aux.; Moose Lodge; and the Eagles Lodge, Greencastle. She had attended New Life Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Richard (Laurie) Douglas, Cheryl (Eddie) Gross, and Alan (Becky) Douglas, all of Greencastle; three sisters, Wanda (Danny) Wilson of Frankfort, Ardella Evans, and Gloria (Floyd) Pelfrey both of Greencastle; grandchildren, Holly York-Smith (Josh), Christopher Douglas, Briana Bryant, Bobby Bryant, Britney Douglas, Ashley Douglas, Katie Douglas, and Josie Douglas; and great grandchildren, Aaron, Tyler, Devin, and Alyxeiah.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; two sisters, Viola Langdon and Rosa Crooks; and a great granddaughter, Maggie.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Rev. Nathan Couch officiating with interment to follow at the Clinton Falls Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 7th with a Women of the Moose Memorial Service at 7:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory to the Susan B. Komen Foundation.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 8, 2012

Richa Lou Cox Ford

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November 9, 2012

Sandy, Bill, Lonny, Kim and Dave

November 6, 2012

I was sorry to hear of Richa Lou's passing. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She will be missed. My prayers to your family. Janet Stockall

November 5, 2012

I was sorry to hear about Richa Lou. I remember coming to your house when I was in school with Viola. Your family was so nice. My prayers. Nancy Masten Wheeler