RICHARD J. CHRISPELL, retired Elder (former NIC) of Celestine, Ind., west of Jasper, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. A memorial service will be at the Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1971 W SR 56 in Jasper, Ind. 47546 on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. He served churches in Miami Parish, Kokomo, Leo, Oxford, Merrillville and Anderson. He also served as chaplain at Gary Methodist Hospital from 1985 until his retirement in 2001.