Richcreek retires from public works department

| May 4, 2018

Linda Richcreek retired from her position as public works administrative assistant on Friday, May 4. She is pictured here at her retirement party.

COSHOCTON – Linda Richcreek has been working for the public works department for a little over nine years and celebrated her retirement on Friday, May 4 with family, friends, and co-workers.

“Everybody has been so awesome,” said Richcreek. “I’ve really enjoyed working with the people. I got to meet a lot of people from all over the United States coming in trying to track down genealogy at the cemeteries.”

In addition to working at the public works department as the public works administrative assistant, Richcreek also worked at Pretty Products for 42 years.

“I’m going to work on my genealogy and I’m going to Myrtle Beach in July with my family,” said Richcreek.

As public works administrative assistant, Richcreek worked closely with funeral homes and sold burial plots. She also helped family members find the grave of their loved ones, most of them from out of town who were studying genealogy. She also did purchase orders for the street and cemetery and notified auditors on payroll.

“She counsels the loved ones to help them find the perfect setting,” said Carole Cross, a volunteer at the street department. “She is very meticulous in her work. People come from all over the United States to funerals and sometimes, that’s the only impression people have of Coshocton is the cemetery and Linda. What I appreciate about Linda is she’s very conscientious. She comes to work on time and is very competent in her duties.”

Angie Williamson has been working with Richcreek since April 2 and will take over her duties on Monday, May 7.

“I learned everything from her,” said Williamson. “I’ve been with her for five weeks and she had this nice set up of notes, and when I say nice set up, I mean 11 pages, of what she does. She went through everything with me and taught me everything she’s done. I feel like we have a lot of the same goals. It’s important to maintain the direction she’s been taking in the last nine years. I’m excited to be a part of this department and work with these guys.”

The retirement party was organized by Max Crown and Kevin Sharier.

“She’s really been an asset to the cemeteries,” said Sharier. “She’s brought the books up to date with names and death dates, which to be honest, should have been done a long time ago. It’s been a pleasure working with her and she’s given us a lot of structure, which we needed.”

Richcreek plans to spend her retirement with her family including her husband Spence Richcreek, daughter Ashley Miller, son-in-law Matt Miller, and two grandchildren, Tyler Miller, 7, and Logan Miller, 1.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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