Florence Charmaine Richmond, 86, passed away December 30, 2020 at Kettering Medical Center. She was born to the late Gladys and Paul Margerum in Middletown, Ohio on January 28, 1934. Charmaine resided in Eaton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, William James Richmond, her grandson James W Richmond, and her sister-in-law and closest friend, Patricia Margerum. Charmaine is survived by her brother Paul (Fritz) Margerum, and her sister, Marilyn DeFrates. She is also survived by her son James Dean Richmond, daughter Collette Foist, daughter Lisa (Mike) Dickerson, son Bret (Michele) Richmond, daughter Kimberly Schellenberger, and daughter-in-law Carol Richmond. She was a loving grandmother to 12 grandchildren, Trinette Hjelseth, Catherine Henley, Rebecca Richmond, Valorie Foist, Shaun Foist, James M Dickerson, Lauren Dickerson, Andrew Dickerson, Paul Richmond, Elizabeth Newcomb, and Jessie Boxwell. Charmaine was a great grandmother to Maxwell Dickerson, Nash Dickerson, Luna Richmond, and Jax Newcomb. As a young woman, Charmaine worked as a bank teller at Barnitz Bank. She moved on to Aeronca Aircraft where she worked as a “Girl Friday” and met her future husband, Bill, who was an engineer there. It was love at first sight and after a brief courtship, they were married in 1955. After Bill’s retirement the couple purchased G&G Pizza from brother Fritz and operated the business for several years. Charmaine spent the majority of her life raising her family and caring for her parents. She was a devoted mother who brought love and laughter into the lives of all of her family members and friends. Her personality lit up the room and brought many smiles to all those who knew her. Later in life, she enjoyed listening to all varieties of music, especially country. She enjoyed going out to lunch with her children and watching the hummingbirds with her daughter, Kim. Charmaine will be missed by all that loved her. Private family services are in the care of Baker-Stevens-Parramore Funeral Home of Middletown, Ohio. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
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