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Richard L. & Elaine M. Calloway
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Richard Lee Calloway, 83, and Elaine M. Calloway, 75, of Kokomo, passed away at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2023, and at 4:19 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023, respectively following a motor vehicle accident Sunday evening in Howard County.
Richard was born January 19, 1940, in Kokomo, to Troy L. and Bernice H. (Akins) Calloway. He graduated from Kokomo High School in 1959 and attended Ivy Tech Community College. He worked as an electrician for Haynes Stellite for 32 years and at Chrysler for sixteen years. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, gardening, building and fixing things, and volunteering as a Girl Scout leader when his daughters were active in scouting. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Elaine was born March 4, 1948, in West Reading, Pennsylvania, to Daniel Harold and Miriam Geraldine (Laid) Mohn. She graduated from Governor Mifflin Senior High School and Indiana University with a degree in accounting. She earned a master’s degree in accounting from Indiana University Kokomo. She worked as an accountant at Haynes Stellite and after retirement was a volunteer and guiding force at the Nearly New Store. She enjoyed music and singing and was a member of the church choir.
Richard and Elaine were married, in Gouglersville, Pennsylvania, on May 30, 1987, and cherished the 36 years they had together. They loved spending time with their family, especially with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and they enjoyed going fishing and boating together. They were members of First Congregational Christian Church in Kokomo.
Survivors include Richard’s daughters, Richelle (Terry) Kelley and Annette (James) Jarvis; grandchildren, RyAnne (Robert) Watson, Zachary Cunningham (Lora Mamach-Hubert), and Brittney Cunningham; great-grandchildren, Aroara Watson, Ginny Comer, Naya Comer, Carrie Cunningham, William Hubert, and Tyler Hubert; Richard’s brother, Dave Calloway; Elaine’s brother, Robert Mohn; Elaine’s sister-in-law, Cindy Mohn; special nieces, Jennifer Welder Caron and Amy Welder; as well as several other nieces and nephews.
They were preceded in death by their parents; grandson, Robert Jarvis; Richard’s brothers, Delbert, Jay, Myron, and Steve Calloway; and Elaine’s siblings, Eugene Mohn and Rosalee Welder.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2023, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo, with Pastor Jon Tice officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Point Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made in memory of Richard and Elaine to First Congregational Church or the Nearly New Shop. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.