NAPOLEON -- Troy E. Richey, 95, of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Henry County Hospital. He was born July 2, 1918, in Edgar County Illinois, to Everett O. and Villa (Kemper) Richey. He was united in marriage to Marie (Fred) on June 21, 1941, and she preceded him in death on June 23, 1988.
Troy and Marie Richey moved to Napoleon in 1955 due to her transfer from Campbell Soup Company. Troy attended Rose Poly College in Terre Haute for one year and then went on to graduate from the University of Toledo in 1958 with a BS degree in chemistry. He was employed as a research chemist for Johns Manville in Waterville, Ohio, for 15 years, retiring in 1976.
Troy was a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II, and served in the Fifth Service Command Laboratory at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis until his discharge in 1945.
Troy was a charter member of the First Church of Christ in Napoleon and served as deacon and treasurer for many years. His memberships included the Henry County Historical Society, Napoleon Masonic Lodge 256, and the Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo for over 60 years.
Troy established an endowment scholarship fund in memory of his wife Marie at Northwest State Community College.
Surviving nephews and nieces are: Richard and Itera Clehouse of Fayetteville Ark., Sue Todd of Greenfield, Ind., Ken and Claudia Schneider of Hanover, Ind., Brian and Barbara Maskew of Noblesville, Ind. and Diane and Jim Stevens of Bedford, Ind.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Nola Clehouse.
Friends may call at The First Church of Christ, 800 Glenwood Ave., Napoleon, Ohio, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Dr. Larry McDougle. Interment will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery, Napoleon.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the First Church of Christ Napoleon, Northwest State Community College or the Henry County Historical Society.