Theresa Marie Hounchell, 70, of Connersville, passed away Sunday night, September 26, 2021 at Reid Health, Richmond.

She was born November 25, 1950 in Connersville, one of nine children of Russell and Rita Risch Wiley, and she was a 1968 graduate of Connersville High School. She received her cosmetology training from the Indianapolis Beauty Academy and had operated beauty salons in Rushville before owning and operating the Little Chicago Hair Affair and later Puttin’ on the Spritz, both in Connersville.

On December 23, 1989, Theresa married Michael Hounchell in Connersville. Mr. Hounchell survives.

Theresa was a member of St. Gabriel Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus. She also was a member of the Eagles Riders group.

In her leisure she enjoyed puzzles, playing cards, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors, other than her husband of 31 years, Michael Hounchell, include five children, Jennifer (Homer) Isaacs of Holly Springs, North Carolina, Kevin (Brandi) Miller of Connersville, Nicholas Hounchell of Oklahoma City, Joel (Ashley Schovanec) Hounchell of Oklahoma City, and Lee (Laura) Hounchell of Liberty, Indiana; nine grandchildren, Gabrielle Isaacs, Lindsey Isaacs, Luke Isaacs, Baylee Miller, Josh Schonfeld, Ashlee Schonfeld, Christian Schonfeld, Andrew Hounchell, and Alexander Hounchell; three great-grandchildren, Isabella Rose Sizemore, Cash Burgdoerfer, and Troy Schonfeld; four sisters, Mary (John) Williams of New Castle, Indiana, Janet (Cliff) Conner of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Phyllis Becht of Connersville, and Margaret (Bob) Polito of Martinez, Georgia; and two brothers, William (Daphne) Wiley of Doraville, Georgia and Mike Wiley of Indianapolis. She is also blessed with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Elizabeth Halberstadt; and a brother, Joseph Wiley.

Friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with the Recitation of the Rosary at 3:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church with Revered Dustin Boehm officiating. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Theresa to St. Gabriel Catholic Church or the Fayette County Cancer Society.

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