Sue V. (McCarthy) Richmond

July 27, 1938 ‒ October 07, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Sue McCarthy Richmond of Junction City, Ohio passed peacefully on October 7, 2020 surrounded by her family.

She was born July 27th, 1938 in Buffalo, NY. She was raised in New Canaan, Ct. and was a horse crazy teen who participated in any equestrian activity she could. She graduated from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro with a degree in English. and then the Ohio State University with a Masters in English Literature and became a dedicated teacher, teaching about fifty years until her retirement in 2017. She moved to Junction City, Ohio with her husband and children in 1972 and began to teach in the local school systems in Perry County, most of those years at St. Rose in New Lexington and later at Holy Trinity in Somerset. She lived to teach and had many families for two generations. She was the kind of teacher who received mail from former students often. She also was a volunteer adviser in the 4 -H program in Perry County teaching riding and equestrian showmanship to young 4 H members for many years. She was an advocate for the well being of all animals and spent many years fostering Golden Retrievers to help them find homes. She selflessly gave several years caring for her invalid mother and then great aunt, putting aside her plans, to give them security and love in their final years.

She was preceded in death by her Parents Richard Hazlett McCarthy and Vaughn Kathleen McCarthy, Loving husband Lowell (Sam) Richmond, and young daughter Laine.

She is survived by her son Douglas (Betty) Richmond of Delaware, Ohio, daughter Brenna (Kevin) Stultz of Granville, Ohio, Sister Beth (Jack) Crowley of Bellevue, Washington, Grandsons Joshua Richmond, Aidan Stultz, Samuel (Sammy) Stultz and by granddaughter Laine Stultz. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and her friends and colleagues.

A memorial to remember and honor Sue’s life will be announced at a later date. Sue asked that in lieu of flowers that donations could be made to the following charities: The Humane Society of Delaware County,4920 OH-37, Delaware, Ohio 43015 or the Perry County Humane Society, P.O. Box 105, New Lexington, OH 43764.

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • Sorry for the loss of your mother, Doug & Betty. You were such a good son and daughter in law. Soon the tear will lessen and the memories will keep her alive in your heart. ⚘🦋

  • Mrs. Richmond started as my 7th grade teacher at St. Rose, and I learned so much from her. She was a great teacher! I have many memories from those days. It ended with me being her colleague at St. Rose. I loved working with Sue, she made me laugh all the time! I’m grateful for all the memories I made with her throughout all the years! She was a great lady and will be missed!

  • Doug and Brenna,
    I have so many fond memories from our 4H years. She was a great mentor to so many youth. Prayers for your entire family
    Linda Young

  • Mrs. Richmond was my 7th grade teacher at St. Rose. I can still see her gimping around the room ranting and raving about the electoral college and how it needs abolished! I loved her. She was my favorite teacher. It’s because of her I have “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost engraved in my mind forever. She also gave me an expository writing award, the only award I’d ever received for writing. I’ll never forget her. One of a kind. Best teacher ever.

  • Mrs. Richmond was my 7th grade teacher at St. Rose. I’ll never forget her spunk and enthusiasm. She is part of the reason I become a teacher myself. Her little phrases like, “if not at first, try try again” and “door, out, go” still ring frequently in my mind, and years later I still feel confident in my ability to diagram a sentence because of her. She was one of a kind and I feel lucky to be among one of her many students. Many condolences to your family.

  • Sue Richmond was a wonderful teacher and colleague. I worked with her at Holy Trinity School in Somerset. I only hope that I can continue giving to my students and school community the way that Sue did all of her career. May Sue rest peacefully in heaven.

  • She was a beautiful soul i loved her as a teacher she helped me so much in life some days feels like I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for her rest easy you beautiful soul.

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