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Leslie Richart service Sunday

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Leslie Richart, age 52, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.

Leslie was born in Valparaiso, Ind., on February 28, 1962, to Ronald N. and Margaret J. (Hineline) Stevens.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce Richart; her sons, Josh, Jerimiah and Ryan Richart, all of Chesterton; daughter, Rebecca (husband, Anthony) Tharp of Chesterton; grandchildren, Chloe and Vivian Tharp and Tyler Richart; her mother-in-law June Richart, of Chesterton, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.

Leslie was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed people and previously worked at The Mortgage Inn as a bartender for several years. Leslie was a great pool player, playing in leagues and winning many trophies. She loved swimming and was a proud Championship swimmer during high school. Leslie also enjoyed wine and Butler Winery was one of her favorite places.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, June 22, at 4:00 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post 2511, 1290 Wagner Rd., Porter, Ind.

Arrangements are being handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.

Memorial donations may be made to Mental Health Association of Porter County, 402 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383. Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 6/19/2014