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Kristina Renee (Schulte) Richey

June 28, 1971 ~ October 31, 2019 (age 48)


Kristina "Krissy" Renee Richey, 48, of Middle Point went to be with her Lord and Savior at 1:45 PM on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne.

Born on June 28, 1971 in, Van Wert, the daughter of David and Carol Schulte, who survive in Van Wert. On May 11, 2018, she married Patrick Richey, who survives in Middle Point. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Krissy is survived by her 3 children, Jody (Tiffany) Richey, Tyler Richey, and Spencer Richey all of Van Wert; step children, Abby (Joe) Hinchcliffe of Middle Point, Brian Richey of Van Wert, Catlyn (Quintin) Profit of Venedocia, and Grace Richey of Van Wert; her step grandchildren, Josie and Joey Hinchcliffe; her brothers and sisters, Dave Schulte of Cincinnati, Brenda Bartz of Van Wert, and Amy (Jason) Adams of Van Wert; and her nieces and nephews, Aaron, Alexis and Nash Deffenbaugh, and Reagan, Chandler, Hunter and Sierra Adams.

Krissy currently worked at Bodey Sales, LLC in Delphos.  She had also worked at Cooper Farms in Van Wert for many years.  She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert, enjoyed crocheting, watching scary movies, reading, drinking Diet Dr. Pepper, but most importantly, Krissy loved on her family as much as possible.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on  Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert, with Father Charles Obinwa, officiating.

Interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Krissy's final act of kindness was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Krissy's memory may be sent to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital or St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.

To share in Krissy's online memorial, please visit

Funeral arrangements are by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kristina Renee (Schulte) Richey, please visit our floral store.


November 6, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Mass
November 7, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
601 Jennings Road
Van Wert, OH 45891

November 7, 2019

12:30 PM to 12:45 PM
Woodland Cemetery
10968 Woodland Ave.
Van Wert, OH 45891


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
611 Jennings Rd., Van Wert OH 45891
Tel: 1-419-238-3979

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