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Death – Obituary

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A fundraiser has been organized to help with funeral expenses for the wife of a well-known Indianapolis resident.

Jim Richter is known as “The Broom Guy” in Indianapolis. Richter, who is blind, has been a staple of the city for more than 60 years while selling his iconic brooms on the streets.

Richter’s wife Kathy recently passed away.

A GoFundMe has been created to help Richter with funeral and medical expenses. The campaign hopes to raise $50,000. At the time of publication, it had raised more than $31,000.

“My wife passed away unexpectedly a few weeks ago,” the page reads. “I am reaching out to ask for your help in paying of medical expenses and funeral costs. This has been a very difficult time for me and I would appreciate any help that you may be able to provide.”

To donate, click here.

In 2016, Richter was temporarily prohibited from selling his brooms outside of the Nora post office and other branches around the city. Then-Governor Mike Pence and his wife visited Richter to purchase brooms to support him. Within days, Richter was allowed back to the post offices.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.